The Lady Killer | Cee Lo Green

| Cadenza Reporter

Gnarls Barkley vocalist Cee Lo Green’s late summer hit, “F**k You,” is without a doubt the best pop song of the year, with its constant incredible hooks complemented by soul and funk styles, and, of course, one of the best voices ever to be heard on the radio.

The same can’t exactly be said about the rest of the album, sadly. While Green provides an original combination of Motown beats and modern pop techniques throughout, the album is extremely repetitive and accomplishes little to distinguish itself from his prior releases.

The only defining feature of the album is a strange 007-like overtone obvious in songs like “The Lady Killer Theme” and “Love Gun.” Cee Lo Green’s seemingly eclectic inspiration shines through with his incomparable voice but with very limited success. It seems the album as a whole can’t possibly live up to the pure, raw awesomeness of his current and past hits, like “Crazy” with Gnarls Barkley and “F**k You.”

for fans of
Gnarls Barkley, OutKast, John Legend, The Roots
tracks to download
‘F**k You,’ ‘Wildflower,’ ‘Satisfied’

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