- Mar 13, 2004
These statements were brought up in another thread:
You MUST be a girl or in high school if you say Confessions is better. Usher is a bubble gum, teenybopper RnB singer. His music is for woman or high school kids who cupcake on the phone 'til 6 in the morning. If you're talking about REAL RnB, quality soulful music then you can't even compare the artists.
Its pretty obvious that Usher's music is aimed towards a younger audience. Just compare the crowds at each one of their concerts. There's a reason why at a John Legend show there are tons of OGs in the crowd. Older people can vibe with John's music. Aint no OG going to listen to "Yeah" or "My Boo"...
This was a response to people who said that Confessions could be considered one of, if not THE best R&B album in the past 10 years (in comparison to albumslike Once Again and the Evolution of Robin Thicke).
Personally, I think that Confessions has a ridiculous replay value. Usher has been in the game a long, LONG time, and much like how (not comparing the albumsat all) people can still vibe to Off the Wall, some tracks off of Confessions will have the same effect 10-15 years down the road....
Back to the original topic....where does Usher stand amongst dudes in today's R&B game. He recently had a stinker of an album, but his overall resumeis very strong....what do you all think? Also, who is his music catered to? The "grown and sexy" (I hate that term), or "teenyboppers?"