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  • Summary: The distinctive-voiced singer hopes to rebound from the disappointing sales of her 2001 sophomore effort 'The Id' with this third LP, which includes Beck and Pharoah Monche among its guests.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
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  1. To call Macy Gray's new album, The Trouble With Being Myself, delightful is to minimize its sensual intelligence and considerable emotional depth.
  2. Her third album reins it all in to a more palatable place with traditional R&B production and a healthy dose of funkiness.
  3. 80
    The music makes her giddiness contagious. [#16, p.114]
  4. Part biography, part self-analysis, part feminine primal scream, Myself is a tour through familiar Gray territory, spiked with humor and her take-no-bullshit attitude.
  5. 70
    The best of The Trouble With Being Myself finds Gray grinning. [Jun 2003, p.98]
  6. Unfortunately, none of it's even remotely memorable.
  7. 50
    While less preposterous than her second album, The Id, this is still a frustrating piece of work. [June 2003, p.154]

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