Houston's R&B diva Letoya Luckett returns with her adventurous sophomore album Lady Love. Impressively, Luckett stretches her sound with edgy productions in tunes such as "I Need A U" and the title track; though, her theme continues where her debut left off. Instead of dealing with a cheating love, Luckett empowers herself to be the triumphant queen heading out the relationship in "Over" and "Take Away Love" (featuring Estelle). She even taunts her former paramour in the process with "Regrets" with a smack down boasting by Atlanta rapper Ludacris. Do not test the Houston songbird after you hear the chin-checking "She Ain't Got" because the cutie will handle business bigger than her "Swagga." Despite all the verge-of-breaking up songs, there's the light-hearted "After Party" and love-searching "Good To Me" to round out the album.
As a sophomore LP, Luckett delivered an album that commands you attention from beginning to end with themes of love that will suit almost everyone. The misfortune of Lady Love is that the slept-on "Not Anymore" was chosen as the lead-off single.