SOUL-XCLUSIVE// Cee-lo Green “The Lady Killer” Review + Album StreamPublished by Eb the Celeb on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm.
After hearing Cee-Lo Green’s new CD, The Lady Killer—which yours truly received exclusively—I’m extremely excited to see his performance at this years Soul Train Awards. The album, available November 9th, is a superdelic soulful rollercoaster ride from start to finish.
Mr. Green opens the album with a quiet storm-style intro that erupts into a boisterous announcement of himself as a “lady killer. The second track—which is also the second official single—”Bright Lights Bigger City” is a feel good record that makes you want to speed in a convertible on an open highway for hours with no destination. ”Forget You” (which is the clean version of the parental-advisory-needing smash hit “F**k You) doesn’t have the same effect when belting out the song at the top of your lungs. However, the instrumental is undeniably groove inducing.
(ED NOTE: I’ve been a fan of this song since the first time I heard and even released a parody. Check out the official video if you haven’t already.)
“Wildflower” is a prime example of the urban alternative sound that Cee-lo has perfected. Some what a king of analogies, he compares a woman to a wildflower and yearns for her to open up to him. “Bodies” is 100% erotica. “Please” issues in a jazz vibe complete with strong horns. Cee-lo allows newcomer Selah Sue to take vocal lead. The random gun-shots—which go off in the song—might traditionally sound disturbing, but they manage to be extremely soulful on this track. Other highlights include the Motown-sound drenched “Satisfied”, and the bittersweet “No One’s Gonna Love You”
This album is pure perfection and a must have for fans of great music. Don’t believe me? You can stream the entire album at NPR.org.
The Lady Killer will be in stores November 9th.