Big - Macy Gray
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  • Summary: The soul singer's first album in four years includes production work from will.i.am and Justin Timberlake and appearances by Fergie, Nas and Natalie Cole.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The lyrics -- which seesaw manically between exhortations to a no-goodnik to get out and purrings about being glad to have a lover by her side -- won't get nominated for any poetry awards, but Gray makes her case on the strength of her nutty soul charms.
  2. The record is righteously dominated by Gray's larger-than-life presence. [May 2007, p.127]
  3. Unfortunately (and not surprisingly), Gray's already weathered voice is more worn than ever; she struggles to reach and sustain notes that should be comfortably within her range.
  4. 60
    will.i.am... does push [Big] beyond her Sly Stone safety zone. [Apr 2007, p.111]
  5. While Big shows flashes of the irrepressible spirit that made Macy’s first two albums fun to listen to, there are many more instances of uninspired, boring music designed to capture a middle-of-the-road audience.
  6. 40
    [She takes a] new, inappropriately measured approach. [May 2007, p.115]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17