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Cee Lo Green: The Lady Killer
Buy! - (Elektra)
While Cee Lo Green first gained fame rapping and singing as part of the Goodie Mob, his work since then as a solo artist and as a part of Gnarls Barkley has established him as an often-brilliant, highly idiosyncratic soul singer. His 3rd solo album is another excellent effort that finds him exploring the sounds of classic soul from catchy Motown and gritty Stax to lush, symphonic Philly and synth-based ‘80s R&B while filtering it all through a stylish, cinematic sensibility, but without the obvious mimicry that limits most other singers mining those old-school sounds. Cee Lo remains his own man, and this album's filled with memorable songs sporting some killer melodies along with his own singular, masterful vocals. 11/12/2010 - Don Yates