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  • Summary: Like fellow Atlanta hip hoppers OutKast, Cee-Lo has trouble sticking to a single genre, as he mixes up styles throughout this sophomore release. Timbaland, The Neptunes and Ludacris guest.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    A single-disc equal of "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below".... Even if it only sold 14 copies, it would still be the best record of the year.
  2. A major album from a major artist, Soul Machine works with a sonic, lyrical, and emotional palette that encompasses everything from joy to rage.
  3. With a more succinct drollery and a better sense of studio control, Cee-Lo Green has outdone his fellow Atlantans [OutKast] on Cee-Lo Green is the Soul Machine.
  4. There are chakra-smacking pleasures here that could only have come from an artist of Cee-Lo's expansiveness.
  5. Once again Cee-Lo has recorded a peerless album, except this time he's recorded one that should connect, or at least deserves to.
  6. 80
    His potent fusion of blues, R&B, funk, rock, gospel and hip hop has morphed his sound into something more Bobby Womack than Biggie. [Mar 2004, p.184]
  7. If labelmates OutKast had condensed Speakerboxxx/The Love Below into one LP, this is the kind of mixed bag it likely would've created.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. BrettT
    Mar 3, 2004
    10
    Cee-Lo, next to Outkast, is the most creative force in hip-hop.
  2. LarhondaC.
    Oct 7, 2007
    10
    He is by far one of the best artist in the game today .
  3. JoshS
    Mar 16, 2004
    10
    Bottom Line, Where we are in hip hop today it is refreshing to here an artist with this much creativity. Lyrically he is unmatched, and unfortunately I think he is to much for the mainstream to absorb. He deserves an 11. Expand
  4. TavaresC
    May 3, 2005
    10
    Cee Lo, this cd as more soul in hip hop.You really workedhardon this cd God gave you the gife soul and song and now you are blessing other with it.Be bless and stay rooted Expand
  5. AshleyL
    Dec 15, 2006
    10
    The reson i gave you that 10 is cuz u me uncle
  6. PaulL
    Jun 4, 2004
    9
    A funky and soulful album. Destined to be the soundtrack to my summer ...
  7. Feb 14, 2012
    2
    Its not a terrible album, I simply dont like it. Cee Lo Green is a great singer/rapper but I dont really like any of the songs on this album, I just dont like it in general but I am sure others would. Expand

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