Rockin' that Shit is an amazingly transcendent, gorgeous pop song. the melody reminds me of the East Enders theme song ( LOL). song already gives me chills. i didn't listen to it as a single, even though i quoted Madrox as saying it was one of the best songs of 2009 on the SOMB i just knew it was going to be!
the album is cool just like the Jeezy album was in that it's all produced by Dream/Tricky for the similar sonics and has this love vs money theme throughout especially in the title tracks which are a sophisticated enough analysis of the two sides of a breakup.
favorite tracks are: Rockin' that Shit, Put it Down, Fancy, Right Side of My Brain, but really every song is 8.5/10 at least. a real triumph of an album. i'll be listening to this for weeks.
today i feel the same way. this is an amazing mainstream pop-R&B album and should have the same crossover appeal as Good Girl Gone Bad, except unlike that record, this has no duds. this has beautifully layered, dense synth compositions, harmonies and hooks. The-Dream is very much like R.Kelly in that he makes creating pitch perfect pop music sound effortless. but unlike Kells, who phones it in all too often and ends up with horribly uneven albums, The-Dream brings it on every track. he has the raw talent, along with producer and co-songwriter Tricky Steward, to pull hooks out of his ass all day, but still commit himself and meticulously fawn over each of these tracks. you'll definitely hear other albums this year on the same level as Love vs Hate, but you won't find one that's on a level above this.