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Macy Gray's debut album ON HOW LIFE IS made here an R&B superstar, and the followup THE ID keeps pace with the stellar reputation its predecessor garnered. As before, Gray eschews the played-out trappings of so much contemporary R&B. Instead of drum loops, self-consciously retro-sounding analog synths, and easily recognizable samples, Macy surrounds herself with live drums, piano, organ, strings, and the other elements that once were standard fare in R&B and are now considered "organic."

Riding atop it all is her quirky, distinctive, Patti Labelle-meets-Eartha Kitt voice and her decidedly outspoken lyrics. Even more than on her previous album, Gray delightfully turns the tables on male R&B stars who've always been only too proud to promote their sexual freakhood. On several songs here, Macy boldly claims freakiness as a female attribute to be trumpeted from the rooftops. On the album's catchiest tune, "Relating to a Psychopath," she humorously extends her freewheeling outlook to mental dysfunction, underscoring things with some Sly Stone-like psychedelic soul flavor by ending the song with a flurry of phasing and stereo panning. Whether indulging in a full-on torch ballad or getting righteously funky, Macy rules THE ID with a grace befitting the new-school Queen of Soul.

Track Listing:
1. Relating To A Psychopath
2. Boo
3. Sexual Revolution
4. Hey Young World Part 2 - (featuring Slick Rick)
5. Sweet Baby - (featuring Erykah Badu)
6. Harry
7. Gimme All Your Lovin' Or I Will Kill You
8. Don't Come Around - (featuring Sunshine Anderson)
9. My Nutmeg Phantasy - (featuring Angie Stone/Mos Def)
10. Freak Like Me
11. Oblivion
12. Forgiveness
13. Blowin' Up Your Speakers

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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