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BIG

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Big

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Macy Gray
Producers:
Geffen
genre:
POP

We gave it a B-

Single ”Shoo Be Doo” is a winning bit of retro R&B — Macy Gray wraps her sultry wheeze around a comfortable groove that lets her explore her voice’s fascinating cracks and warbles. And a few other tracks — the similarly soulful ”What I Gotta Do,” the Justin Timberlake and will.i.am collaboration ”Okay” — are reminders of why Gray once seemed like a big deal. Elsewhere, though, highlights are scarce. Much of BIG is either boring or forced, as when Gray launches into ”You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” for no discernible reason. B-

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