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Macy Gray: Where Billie meets Janis

Andy Gill, MOJO, September 1999

AS THE MINISTRATIONS OF interchangeable soul divas turn what used to be soul music into an increasingly formulaic music experience, it’s a pleasure to be able to welcome a talent as strikingly individual as Macy Gray. To use the modern American parlance, it’s rare these days to find an R&B record with quite as much rhythm and quite as much blues as Macy’s debut album, Macy Gray On How Life Is.

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