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''When I See You''

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Macy Gray
Macy Gray: Marc Baptiste/Corbis Outline

This party song, ”When I See You”, pumps along to a beat so heavy and obvious, it’s almost didactic. But wahwah guitar action, a sublimely smooth bridge that lends a bit of lift, and Gray’s shaggy ”Mothership”-mama delivery add up to a boisterous chunk of funk.