Friday, November 30, 2012

A Simple review for a simple album

Earlier this year Macy Gray released a phenomenal cover album called Covered. Not even seven months later Macy Gray released her seventh album Talking Book. The album song-for-song cover version of Stevie Wonder's fifteenth studio album of the same name. Each song is simply great. Even if like myself you aren't familiar with Wonder's album, you can appreciate this record.
There are several songs that stick out. "Tuesday Heartbreak" is definitely the best song on the album and it's just as good as Wonder's original. Another highlight is "You Are the Sunshine of My Life." Gray's version of the song is very faithful to the original.
Other highlights include "Looking For Another Pure Love" and "Blame it on the Sun." Another highlight is Gray's cover of Wonder's "Superstition." Gray changes the fun and funky hit into a slow, creepy cover that sends chills up the spine.
All in all Gray's album is quite a success. This album just goes to show that Macy is one of the most underrated R&B artists out there. Macy Gray is showing no signs of slowing down, she has another EP of original songs due out at the end of the year.

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