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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Id-credible

    Macy Gray certainly had a lot to prove with her second album ''The Id''. Following on the heels of her critically acclaimed and commercially successful ''On How Life is'' was no easy feat. Miss Gray has certainly proven herself. ''The Id'' is a funky throwback party album with a plethora of talented guests partying along with her. The lead single off the album, ''Sweet Baby'', features the irrepressible Erykah Badu. Although a funky little r&b ballad, this song is not ''I Try'' part two. It is an incredible song on it's own. The album, too, is not an attempt to recreate the magic of the first. It has it's own vibe... celebrating love and sex and passion... all things driven by the id of the human psyche. Other tracks that stand out are ''Boo'' where Macy ponders ''if this is love, it's a good thing you don't hate me'' and ''Gimme All Your Lovin' or I'll Kill You'' where we come to the realization that ''it's amazing what a gun to the head can do''. In a time when singer-songwriters tend to have weak sophomore albums (partly because they spend so long trying to get discovered, that by the time they are, they have refined to perfection the ten to twelve songs that they cut on their demo albums), it is refreshing to see a second album that shows as much character and style as her first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    Heard about Macy from VH1's Band's on the Run winner Flickerstick... checked out the new album and yeah, the songwritings there, and for those missing Prince circa the late 80's ... well this is for you as there are many Prince-isms for those who really know Prince. The voice can be a little sketchy... sometimes it's a little too affected... but this album is definitely worth checking out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yes, her voice but...that head!

    I gotta give it to Macy Gray. There's a lot to love here. Her honest, hard looking and ultimately accepting lyrics. Her diverse and inclusive influences. Her fearless self confidence and sense of adventure as evidenced by the tune ''Oblivion''( which by the way, was one of the highlights to a recent live show). Her sharp sense of humor. That one of a kind voice, and the fact that everything about her is totally unique in a time when most major label artists are practically forbidden to be so. If she's responible for this new alternative soul movement, then the Alycia Keys, and India Arie's had better start digging deep for their next one cause Macy has made quite a showing here. Stand out tracks are many , and though there may not be any one single that tops ''I try'' (though ''Don't Come Around'' may come close) I can happily choose almost any one of these tracks as my favorite on any given morning drive. Overall, it's just fun.

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