The 14-track album, although a solid offering, does have its drawbacks. The majority of the tracks fall into two categories: love gone wrong and "She Ain't Got Sh** On Me." With these themes being the driving force behind the album, Lady Love can quickly become a tiresome listen. Many of the songs tend to sound alike, and you might find yourself double checking to see if you accidentally hit the repeat button.
Apparently the creative minds behind the album failed to take into consideration that there are only so many variations one can do to a song about a cheating lover, how love has left one damaged, or about how good one's love supposedly is. In fact, the majority of the songs are slight variations from her debut album. A listen from start to finish will show that there isn't one hit song. Instead of going for chart toppers, Lady Love's main focus is on offering above-average songs. What surprised me about the album wasn't the lack of number one hits, but that it actually offered a cohesive compilation of tracks. If you are going through the aftermaths of a relationship, contemplating on calling it quits with a lover, or have been cheated on, then you might choose to seek comfort in many of the songs.
A Great Listen
Lady Love sees songwriting duties by LeToya herself, Tank, Ne-Yo, J. Valentine and Chris Brown just to name a few. Neff-U, Blac Elvis, MaddScientist, and Ryan Leslie are some of the notable producers that lent their skills to the project. Estelle, Ludacris and Mims make guest appearances.
Overall, the album falls into the contemporary R&B genre and is a great listen - although listeners might quickly lose interest. This critic gives Lady Love 3/5 stars.
Lack of subject matter