Review: Cee-Lo Green, “The Lady Killer”

Cee-Lo Green, The Lady Killer
Elektra

Cee-Lo Green mostly lives up to his billing as The Lady Killer. He imagines himself as a James Bond of love on the kitschy intro, but has none of that character’s world-weary cynicism. This Lady Killer has big emotions, big heart and, most importantly, a big voice. On retro soul showcases like “F*ck You,” “Fool For You” (with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey) and “Wildflower,” he delivers a kind of full-bodied pop performance rarely heard among today’s male singers, with their carefully modulated and often Auto-Tuned voices. The Lady Killer is a pleasure.

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