Usher : U-Turn

Usher : U-Turn

The dance-song has a long and largely awful history. With the exception of the excellently dangerous 'Let's Twist Again' – which saw a distant generation stagger into doctors' offices with slipped discs – they are generally shit, even if...

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Usher : London Wembley Arena

Usher : London Wembley Arena

Raymond Usher IV sure has his priorities right. This R&B heavyweight and MTV posterchild understands his hormone-obsessed teenage fanbase. That’s why tonight, spectacle is all. The functional musicians are banished to one side of the stage,...

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Usher : 8701

Usher : 8701

Usher has pulled out a well-deserved success here - focused and passionate, this is not an R&B record designed by committee, but one with a sense of personal vision at work. As well as engaging up-to-the minute names like She'kspere and The...

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Usher : U Remind Me

Usher : U Remind Me

Admittedly not the most obvious follow-up to the storming 'Pop Ya Colla', but you've got to give this one time to digest. Not quite a ballad (but as near to it as we'd tolerate this time of year), 'U Remind Me' with its depressingly attractive...

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Usher : U Remind Me

Usher : U Remind Me

Relationship counselling for Mr Usher! The 22-year-old might be a film star, Grammy nominee and the proud owner of a chest that could cut diamonds, but Christ, he has no idea about the ladies. "Gotta let you go!" he whickers over the...

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Usher : Pop Ya Collar

Usher : Pop Ya Collar

Its a testament to the influence of Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins' production style that genteel melody lines have found a place in the bass-heavy land of r&b (remember his harp intro on Brandy & Monica's 'The Boy Is Mine'?). Jerkins' rival, Kevin...

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