Thursday, January 20, 2011

CD Review: Cee-Lo Green Presents "The Lady Killer"

Cee-Lo Green, one half of the duo known as Gnarls Barkley, has released a new solo album last year entitled "The Lady Killer." The album debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard album charts and has received numerous positive reviews calling this his best album to date.

The album is bookended by "The Lady Killer Theme" which gives the album an overall theme of fighting back from rejection. The "Billie Jean" sounding "Bright Lights Bigger City" draws you in with its storytelling lyrics as Cee-Lo sings the chorus masterfully. The album's lead single "F##k You" has a great Motown influenced sound that you can't escape from. The lyrics may be about rejection, but there is no chance at rejecting this song's catchy sound. Cee-Lo features singer Lauren Bennett on the dance-floor inviting "Love Gun." One of the album's highlights is the Prince sounding "Satisfied." The playful lyrics get highlighted with horns to give the song an irresistible pop sound. "I Want You" sounds like a left-over track from a Gnarls Barkley album while "Cry Baby" brings Cee-Lo's vocals some Motown funk. Cee-Lo gets to expand his pipes on the R&B flow of "Old Fashioned" which shows off his singing talent.

"The Lady Killer" as been nominated for four Grammy awards including "Record Of The Year." Cee-Lo will be heading overseas following the Grammy awards. For tour dates and album information, check out

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