Love Behind the Melody

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Love Behind the Melody
Love Behind Melody cover.jpg
Studio album by Raheem DeVaughn
Released January 15, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B, Neo soul
Length 65:51
Label Jive
Producer Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, Scott Storch, Kwamé, Carvin & Ivan, Bryan-Michael Cox
Raheem DeVaughn chronology
The Love Experience
(2005)The Love Experience2005
Love Behind the Melody
The Love & War MasterPeace
(2010)The Love & War MasterPeace2010
Singles from Love Behind the Melody
  1. "Woman"
    Released: September 25, 2007

Love Behind the Melody is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Raheem DeVaughn, released on January 15, 2008 by Jive Records. The album was preceded by three singles, "Woman", "Customer" and "Text Messages". The album debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 45,000 copies in its first week.[1] Love Behind the Melody proved to be one of the most critically praised albums of 2008.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Billboard (favorable)[5]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[6]
Ebony (favorable)[7]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[8]
The New York Times (favorable)[9]
PopMatters (8/10)[10]
UrbanMusicReviews (A)[11]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[12]
Vibe (favorable)[13]

Upon its release, Love Behind the Melody received rave reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 83, which indicates "universal acclaim", based on 9 reviews.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Hello Love (Intro)" Kenny Dope 0:59
2. "Woman" Carl "Chucky" Thompson 4:28
3. "Love Drug" Scott Storch 4:58
4. "Energy" (featuring Big Boi) Scott Storch 3:24
5. "Friday (Shut The Club Down)" Kwame 3:39
6. "Customer" Carvin & Ivan 4:05
7. "Mo' Better" Jack Splash 7:39
8. "Woman I Desire (Interlude)" (featuring Malik Yusef) Kenny Dope 2:14
9. "Desire" Kenny Dope 5:29
10. "Midnight (Interlude)" Kenny Dope 1:30
11. "Marathon" (featuring Floetry) Kenny Dope 5:45
12. "Butterflies" Mark Batson 3:10
13. "She's Not You" One Up Entertainment 4:14
14. "Can We Try Again? (Interlude)" Kenny Dope 0:52
15. "Try Again" Mark Batson 3:36
16. "Empty" Bryan-Michael Cox 4:50
17. "Four Letter Word" Blaq Smurph 4:45


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