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Covered by Macy Gray

Macy Gray

Covered

Release Date: Mar 27, 2012

Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Neo-Soul, Adult Contemporary R&B

Record label: 429

70

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Album Review: Covered by Macy Gray

Very Good, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Covered isn't just a collection of familiar songs given the Macy Gray treatment -- it's a frequently funny journey through what makes Macy Gray Macy Gray, with celebrity guests visiting to offer advice (like JB Smoove advising she wield a sword on-stage, or Nicole Scherzinger saying she should sing more Alanis Morissette songs). Fortunately, all of it's enlivened by Gray's ability to (mostly) deliver strong performances that don't sound like they've been labored over. With her keyboard-led live band in tow, Gray mashes Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" with Radiohead's "Creep," Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" with Nina Simone's "Buck.

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