By Nicholas Jennings on Sunday, 18 July 2010
Category: Reviews

Macy Gray - The Sellout

There’s always been a freakish side to Macy, from her wild hair and squeaky voice to her towering height. But give the oddball soul singer credit: although she’s never had a hit as big as 2000’s “I Try,” she’s kept trying while single-handedly raising three children. Macy’s fifth album is at least partly successful. Forget the dreary, he-done-me-wrong numbers like “Still Hurts” and focus on such summer-ready tracks as the cool, Slash-supported boogie “Kissed It” and the joyous gospel-folk jam “Beauty in the World.”