When You're Mad
Label: Def Soul
What do you get when you fuse teen beat good looks, a sultry tenor and crazy glue hooks? One of the leaders of R&B's next generation. From the lovelorn depressive of "So Sick" to the resilient, sensitive soul of "When You're Mad," Ne-yo charms his way past the album's cookie-cutter production. More satisfying than commendable, which makes it all the more addictive.