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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  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. 83
    As a current-events commentator, Gray's got better beats than The New York Times and funnier lyrics than Fox News.
  3. 80
    The music makes her giddiness contagious. [#16, p.114]
  4. Gray's idiosyncrasies are sometimes buried beneath the syrupy strings (which may have been the intent), robbing the album of unpredictable highs as well as lows.
  5. As ever, when the beats go uptempo, things go awry... but there's life in the giant-haired lady yet. [Jun 2003, p.98]
  6. In fleeting moments, Gray's remarkable charisma dominates The Trouble With Being Myself, but the missing ingredient is too often a simple lack of hooks.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. ArtemH
    Aug 7, 2003
    8
    Yuh, I must admit - Macy rulezzzz!! (como siempre). I liked the whole album, except 2 or 3 tracks. That they are not bad - just they're Yuh, I must admit - Macy rulezzzz!! (como siempre). I liked the whole album, except 2 or 3 tracks. That they are not bad - just they're not for me. The best song - She ain't right for you, great ballad with raspy Macy's voyce Expand

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