the absolutely singles-free Usher - Confessions poll

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i feel like "throwback" is gonna take this but we'll see

Poll Results

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14. "Can U Handle It?" Robin Thicke, Pro J 5:45 3
3. "Throwback" (feat. Jadakiss) Just Blaze 4:01 2
1. "Intro" James "JLack" Lackley 0:46 0
16. "Take Your Hand" Rich Harrison 3:03 0
15. "Do It to Me" Jermaine Dupri 3:53 0
13. "That's What It's Made For" Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 4:37 0
12. "Bad Girl" Destro Music 4:21 0
11. "Simple Things" Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis 4:57 0
10. "Truth Hurts" Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis 3:51 0
9. "Superstar" Dre & Vidal 3:28 0
8. "Superstar (Interlude)" Aaron Spears, Arthur Strong, Juan Johnny Najera, Usher, Valdez Brantley 1:04 0
4. "Confessions (Interlude)" Jermaine Dupri 1:15 0
17. "Follow Me" Dre & Vidal 3:31 0


birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 07:45 (eleven years ago) link

idk if there is even a contingency of people on ilm that even like this album, but i'd rank them as

1. confessions (interlude)
2. truth hurts
3. throwback
4. can u handle it
5. that's what it's made for

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 07:47 (eleven years ago) link

usher + jimmy jam & terry lewis was really good artist/producer(s) combination

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 07:48 (eleven years ago) link

"that's what it's made for" is the song i've been thinking about the most mainly because i get mildly haunted every time i hear usher say "raw dog" but also because the whole song is about protection and then it has that whole "do you want me to sweat it out?" interlude and on terius' "sweat it out" the first line is "she got protection, in her pocketbook" which might be a coincidence for all i know but since he mentions 'confessions' on "kelly's 12 play" i'm choosing to believe that it's an homage

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 07:51 (eleven years ago) link

usher + jimmy jam & terry lewis was really good artist/producer(s) combination

― birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, February 12, 2010 1:48 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

this said, "simple things" is the only song on this album that i really don't like at all

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 07:54 (eleven years ago) link

"Simple Things" is great u herb

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:01 (eleven years ago) link

I have to actually think about my decision with instinctual favorite "Caught Up" taken out of the running.

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:01 (eleven years ago) link

i kind of wish that dre & vidal had made another song half as good as "yo (excuse me miss)" or "oh" but alas...

altho i guess "superstar" is probably half as good as "yo"

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:02 (eleven years ago) link

ha "caught up" is def my least favorite song \(o_O)/

there's just something about the "simple things" chorus that rubs me the wrong way

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:02 (eleven years ago) link

HERBODYWASSOTIGHT IMLOOKINFORHERINTHEDAYTIMEWITHAFLASHLIGHT

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:04 (eleven years ago) link

re: "Caught Up"

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:04 (eleven years ago) link

and tubas

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:05 (eleven years ago) link

and ursh's most muscular vocals

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:06 (eleven years ago) link

and a drumbeat that absolutely cracks and pops

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:06 (eleven years ago) link

i much prefer usher in ballad or mid-tempo roll, his vampy funk songs don't really do much for me

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:06 (eleven years ago) link

roll = mode*

maybe i'll listen to "caught up" again, i always just skip it

birdman mumia (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:06 (eleven years ago) link

it's my favorite Usher song. easily.

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:17 (eleven years ago) link

"Take Your Hand" is such overlooked Richcraft dopeness

GRIZZLY! GRRR! GRRR! So Indie Entertaaaaiiiinmeeent! (The Reverend), Friday, 12 February 2010 08:33 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 00:01 (eleven years ago) link

voted for "Can U Handle It?"

otto günne (The Reverend), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:57 (eleven years ago) link

worthy choice

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 17 February 2010 13:09 (eleven years ago) link

it's altogether worrysome that only 3 ppl have posted in this thread

otto günne (The Reverend), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 13:46 (eleven years ago) link

i didn't see this poll until today. haven't listened to this in ages, at the time i remember thinking the singles overshadowed the rest of it but i'd prob think differently. between "can u handle it" and "throwback" i think.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

*differently now

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

throwback

groovemaaan, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 18:19 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:01 (eleven years ago) link

Confessions 1 is so perfect

mildly haunted every time i hear usher say "raw dog" (some dude), Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:48 (eleven years ago) link

4,363 of 4,368 registered users are dead to me

hiv prevention lobster (The Reverend), Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:51 (eleven years ago) link

it is so weird how these polls are just not even on the radar of most of ilx

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:56 (eleven years ago) link

i mean it's not a fucking obscure album or anything

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:56 (eleven years ago) link

it really is

truth hurts is a solid second -- i love how it goes to that finger-snap bridge-thing for the second verse

it's also a nice counterpoint to 'confessions'

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:59 (eleven years ago) link

haha yeah, i was thinking that if i told a bunch of people i know that i'm obsessed with this album they'd look at me sideways and it's sold like 15 million copies or whatever

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 February 2010 01:00 (eleven years ago) link

big ups to the rev for off-offhandedly mentioning that he was digging this album recently for motivating me to check it out

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 February 2010 01:01 (eleven years ago) link

i really think that, like my birdman junya thread, polls that start, close, and have their 24-hour warning bump at 2am are just not going to have high visibility

mildly haunted every time i hear usher say "raw dog" (some dude), Thursday, 18 February 2010 01:01 (eleven years ago) link

tbh when glancing at this in site new answers i thought it was abt the newest album and zinging it as 'single-free'

johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 February 2010 01:01 (eleven years ago) link

i really think that, like my birdman junya thread, polls that start, close, and have their 24-hour warning bump at 2am are just not going to have high visibility

― mildly haunted every time i hear usher say "raw dog" (some dude), Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:01 PM (19 seconds ago) Bookmark

yeah this is probably part of the thing

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 February 2010 01:02 (eleven years ago) link

but there are so many difft time zones surely?

tho i've basically accepted that ilx is dead 2 me in british time, i barely even check it then

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 18 February 2010 01:06 (eleven years ago) link

seems like maybe u have an inflated sense of the size of the ilm r&b contingent?

plus poll threads kind of suck. i can't think of too many ones i've seen that led to interesting discussions.

freebird manjunya (zvookster), Friday, 19 February 2010 03:00 (eleven years ago) link

there are more than 5 ppl in the ilm r&b contingent

she got dumps like a rage, rage (The Reverend), Friday, 19 February 2010 03:04 (eleven years ago) link

better tell them to turn polls back on

freebird manjunya (zvookster), Friday, 19 February 2010 03:06 (eleven years ago) link

my point is that this album should be some ghettoized r&b niche thing

she got dumps like a rage, rage (The Reverend), Friday, 19 February 2010 03:17 (eleven years ago) link

i really think that, like my birdman junya thread, polls that start, close, and have their 24-hour warning bump at 2am are just not going to have high visibility

― mildly haunted every time i hear usher say "raw dog" (some dude), Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:01 PM (Yesterday)

wait what does this mean, don't all polls close at the same time (7pm eastern)?

vag gangsta (k3vin k.), Friday, 19 February 2010 03:32 (eleven years ago) link

do they? i dunno i thought they closed at the same time they opened. 7pm eastern is somewhat off-peak hours anyway!

mildly haunted every time i hear usher say "raw dog" (some dude), Friday, 19 February 2010 05:49 (eleven years ago) link

plus poll threads kind of suck. i can't think of too many ones i've seen that led to interesting discussions.

― freebird manjunya (zvookster), Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:00 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

not to be a dick but seriously how long you been here to make this kinda statement dogg?

mildly haunted every time i hear usher say "raw dog" (some dude), Friday, 19 February 2010 05:50 (eleven years ago) link

yeah i mean i'm not surprised that not much came of this thread, but idk how else to start a thread about a 5 year old album w/o putting some sort of spin on it

& tbh, a lot of my favorite threads on ilm are nerdy poll threads like the one about yung joc's r&b guest verses or w/e

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 February 2010 05:51 (eleven years ago) link

yeah for me polls are maybe not a consistently effective conversation-starter but almost always work better than starting a new thread or reviving an old one with some "hay can we talk about this" ice-breaking

some dude, Friday, 19 February 2010 05:57 (eleven years ago) link

pollzzzzzzzzz

tza, dik (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 19 February 2010 06:06 (eleven years ago) link

i can't think of too many ones i've seeni can't think of too many ones i've seeni can't think of too many ones i've seeni can't think of too many ones i've seeni can't think of too many ones i've seeni can't think of too many ones i've seeni can't think of too many ones i've seeni can't think of too many ones i've seen

how long in yr estimation would i need to be here to say this?

freebird manjunya (zvookster), Friday, 19 February 2010 06:17 (eleven years ago) link

when yr finished thumbing thru yr ilx veteran's manual u can get back to me on this

freebird manjunya (zvookster), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:11 (eleven years ago) link

seriously i'm not trying to pick on the newbie but i'm trying to get your frame of reference here, are we talking about the 2 months or whatever that you've been posting or what?

some dude, Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:17 (eleven years ago) link

obviously. more like month and a half, and more like based on less than that, like the last ten polls or so i read, most of which were on the page when i posted, one was the we are the world thing that there was already a lively thread about, another was enlivened by lex fearlessly throwing down youtubes excluded from the RA decade trax, which would prob be a carcrash if everyone did it, and the rest were on the level of ppl saying oh hey we all listened to this record. which isn't worthless, it passes the time, and prob puts it in the head of ppl who may listen to it one day. but it's enough to offer an opinion that poll threads tend towards dull, esp. with my time here taken as a given, and with qualifiers indicating this built into the post itself, without fools acting like it's some kind of personal attack, or i'm getting uppity or some shit. maybe i just expect dudes who post to the same threads as me to be cool with whatever, idk. "seriously how long you been here" was a moronic response to a dude saying "as far as i've seen".

freebird manjunya (zvookster), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:37 (eleven years ago) link

idk what it says that the best poll threads i've been on recently have been the tori amos ones (tim f, surm, tipsy m and many others all on fire)

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Saturday, 20 February 2010 09:46 (eleven years ago) link

I bought this a year or so ago but it's still in my to-be-listened-to stack.

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 10:05 (eleven years ago) link

listen to it

the passantino of the christ (The Reverend), Saturday, 20 February 2010 10:11 (eleven years ago) link

ok why the hell not

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 10:14 (eleven years ago) link

:D

the passantino of the christ (The Reverend), Saturday, 20 February 2010 10:21 (eleven years ago) link

ok I listened

it's just one listen so I can't say anything super well-informed but I like the singles more than the non-singles (esp. "Caught Up"). On this poll I'd have voted for "Bad Girl" over "Throwback". I'm surprised the album is as laid-back as it is; from the singles I figured there would be more bangers. I'll need to listen again late at night next time.

begs the question, when is enough enough (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2010 11:23 (eleven years ago) link

with my time here taken as a given, and with qualifiers indicating this built into the post itself, without fools acting like it's some kind of personal attack, or i'm getting uppity or some shit. maybe i just expect dudes who post to the same threads as me to be cool with whatever, idk. "seriously how long you been here" was a moronic response to a dude saying "as far as i've seen".

― freebird manjunya (zvookster), Friday, February 19, 2010 9:37 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

aight aight aight chill. all i was saying was that even with the 'as far as i've seen' caveat i thought you were making a blanket statement that was neither correct nor worth even stating but w/e it's all good.

some dude, Saturday, 20 February 2010 12:04 (eleven years ago) link

anyway the first time i really saw you post was on my "BedRock" poll thread, which was a CLASSIC, so i mainly defensively felt like you were hating on fun threads like that!

some dude, Saturday, 20 February 2010 12:13 (eleven years ago) link

"Throwback" and "That's What It's Made For" charted. Did "singles" here mean singles in the physical sense?

Andy K, Saturday, 20 February 2010 13:31 (eleven years ago) link

yes...there were 5 official singles (including "My Boo" from the deluxe version). half this album was widely heard outside the album in one sense or another anyway, "Confessions 1" in the "2" video, heard "Bad Girl" on the radio a lot, etc.

some dude, Saturday, 20 February 2010 14:04 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

an unexpected thrill to hear "That's What It's Made For" on the adult R&B station this a.m.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 November 2012 19:24 (eight years ago) link

classic zvookie itt

r|t|c, Sunday, 25 November 2012 19:34 (eight years ago) link


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