Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine

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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.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
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  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. Cee-Lo is one of those rare artists who may indeed embody the fullest range of the black aesthetic (Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Thomas Dorsey, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Prince, are a few of the musical performers who come to mind).
  4. A gleefully non-conformist delight.
  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. Vibe
    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 17
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  1. BrandonN
    Mar 14, 2004
    10
    Contains many soulful, felling music that touches you in every way. This album is the best he's made yet since the Goodie Mob's Contains many soulful, felling music that touches you in every way. This album is the best he's made yet since the Goodie Mob's "Soul Food" Album. Cee-Lo shows that he can still sing and rap like before. This is a very inspiring album. You will think twice about Cee-Lo!!! Expand
  2. SepsA
    Mar 2, 2004
    10
    I've always loved Cee-Lo's work, but this demonstrates more of his inside life experience and funk mixed with everything. Beautiful
  3. LarhondaC.
    Oct 7, 2007
    10
    He is by far one of the best artist in the game today .
  4. BJ
    Jul 8, 2004
    10
    Album's like these show that there is still hope in hiphop, when artists can entertain and educate. Cee-lo's an artist that can Album's like these show that there is still hope in hiphop, when artists can entertain and educate. Cee-lo's an artist that can make you move but most importantly, can make you think....and after listening, makes you pick up a pen.. Expand
  5. 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 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
  6. AshleyL
    Dec 15, 2006
    10
    The reson i gave you that 10 is cuz u me uncle
  7. ArminT
    Mar 3, 2004
    8
    cee-lo is back and badder than bad.

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