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The 25 Best Albums of 2010 (So Far)

#11: The-Dream Love King

Released: June 29 (Click Here To Buy It Now On MP3)
Best Song: "Florida University"

Last year Complex named Dream's Love Vs. Money the #2 album of 2009, and it still stands as one of the most memorable R&B releases in a decade. But on album number three, Love King, the Radio Killa seems stuck in a bit of a creative rut. While still oozing with Dream's electro-pop appeal, nearly every song on the (supposedly final) LP is a re-tread of a previous hit—"Yamaha" is basically the same song as his 2007 Prince jack "Fast Car", and "February Love" is a clear attempt to recapture the subtle magic of 2009's "Fancy" (just to name a few). Even if he is stuck on repeat, Terius is still the best in the R&B business, and he still hits enough of the right notes to satisfy fans, most memorably on the hilarious "fuck you" anthem "Florida University" and the seething boast "Sex Intelligent (Remix)." Hopefully next album he spends less time setting up FBI stings and more time coming up with new sounds.

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