**** Hatte einen Major-Lazer-Groove erwartet - und wurde überrascht: hier regieren sanfte, unaufgeregte Beats vor - in ähnlicher Stimmung wie bei Drake's TAKE CARE - nur Heulsuse Usher macht sich manchmal mehr bemerkbar.
*** I felt like giving this a lower score but it isn't that bad. I've never really loved R'n'B but I've never really despised it either, it's just so utterly boring. There are some great exceptions though, but this won't be one of them.
**** I've grown fond of downtempo R&B of late, and while I'm not usually a fan of Diplo's production, it holds this song together nicely. I came in skeptical, but I think this is Usher's best in years!
** Wat is 'Climax' een ontzettend saaie plaat van Usher. Ik ben zelf geen groot fan van Usher, maar dit is toch wel onder het niveau van zijn vorige singles. Ik mag hopen dat zijn album meer is dan wat hij hier laat horen.
****** I've actually grown to love this over time. I really like the way his falsetto clashes with the low notes at the starts of the verses, and the abruptness of each verse -> chorus transition (and the chorus -> verse transitions also). It's really strange to me how the second verse already feels like the bridge, with how it seems to be crescendoing to something really momentous (I also really like the way he sings "we're TOgether" in that specific chorus); but then it's made extremely obvious where the bridge is when it comes in, and that part's really nice. There's something really sinister about how the synths lift and release throughout the entire song, and the strange Diploisms are totally welcome. Shame that this was overlooked chart-wise in favour of "Scream"; this would be one of my favourites of Usher's. Last edited: 01/11/2015 08:11