Since this is honest music for the boys as well as the broads, Tank has made a few distracting concessions to our youth-obsessed times. Throughout the work, Tank maintains his core urban sound but improves upon it in every area, from vocals to arrangement, demonstrating enormous growth in the ensuing five years since One Man. Rhyme heavy phrasing and gyration-inspiring groove lines sap any listener sympathy for Tank on "I Hate You", instead, you may find yourself gleefully singing along to his sad anthem of pain and duplicity. When will men learn that to show a woman love you have to act right and do more than just talking. This will be the soundtrack of my bedroom when the time is right. I like this song because Wale is one of my best rappers ever, and the message here is like a timeless broken record. No offence to Tyrese and Usher but this is the kind of song that makes you both wish you produced this gem. With Tank at the helm, ghetto love hasn't sounded this good and been so bad for you in years. On Sex, Love and Pain, Tank taps into that vein with surgical precision and in the process delivers his finest, most cohesive work to date. Still, there is so much here to recommend Sex, Love and Pain, there will surely be enlistees ready to ride this freshly armored Tank all the way to platinum glory. Rich Homie Quan While melisma is a signature element of Tank's unique tenor, he somewhat restrains his histrionics here, learning to trust the lyric and melody to carry his stripped bare songs. The second, One Man, seemed rushed and quickly after its release However, the music Tank and his ilk creates is indeed the sound of young America in love, lust and-more often than not-in pain. I am sure he will be singing these for a very long time. These two are deep down the real Tank we knew from Day 1.