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Macy Gray

Macy Gray

19 articles


Blue-Eyed Soul and Brown-Eyed Rock: Macy Gray and Shelby Lynne

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, Dig, The (Japan), 1999

TEN YEARS AGO I found myself sitting in a London hotel with Tommy Couch, boss of Malaco Records, a Mississippi label which was busy resuscitating ...

Macy Gray: Embassy Rooms, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 15 May 1999

SHE STANDS apart, unmistakable. It's like she's from another planet, another dimension, she's so different. Different from her vacu-formed backing band, who look and sound ...

Irresistible sister — Macy Gray: Macy Gray On How Life Is (Epic) ****

Review by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 9 July 1999

Sweat, toil, grit and sex (the real kind)... Macy Gray's debut album has the Guardian's new pop critic, Tom Cox, champing at the bit. ...

Lady Sings The Blues: Macy Gray’s On How Life Is

Review and Interview by Chris Ingham, MOJO, August 1999

Striking debut album from LA singer-songwriter. ...

Macy Gray: Where Billie meets Janis

Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, September 1999

AS THE MINISTRATIONS OF interchangeable soul divas turn what used to be soul music into an increasingly formulaic music experience, it’s a pleasure to be ...

Macy Gray: Squeak Revenge

Interview by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 24 September 1999

Macy Gray's unearthly voice was once the butt of everyone's jokes. But after a hit album, that voice is having the last laugh. Tom Cox ...

Macy Gray: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 2 October 1999


There's Something About Macy: Macy Gray: Academy, Manchester

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 8 January 2000

WELCOME TO SONGS ABOUT "crazy love and all that shit". Dressed in electric blue, with her trademark wind-tunnel hair, flailing arms, happy-mad countenance and dance ...

Macy Gray/Mos Def: Roseland Ballroom, New York City

Live Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Spin, May 2000

IF THERE WAS ever any doubt, the huge plaque onstage honoring the gold status of Mos Def's Black on Both Sides made it clear: The ...

Macy Gray

Interview by Ian Watson, Rolling Stone (Australia), July 2001

ROOM 372 of the Great Eastern Hotel in London's Liverpool Street has everything a travelling soul megastar could wish for. ...

Macy Gray: Old Vic, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 26 August 2001

MACY GRAY WAS a diva from the moment she picked up a mic. And fittingly, if frustratingly, she keeps her crowd waiting two hours, with ...

Macy Gray: Another Girl Another Planet

Profile and Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, November 2001

HARBOUR NO ILLUSIONS, stardom screws you up. Don’t get used to the luxury and attention, it could leave as quickly as it came. No matter ...

Macy Gray: It's a Macy, Macy world

Profile and Interview by Tim Cooper, The Observer, 18 November 2001

"She's phat, she's tight, she's outta control..." It was supposed to be a routine celebrity interview, but it ended in a jet-ski chase across the ...

Macy Gray: The Trouble With Being Myself

Review by Dan Gennoe,, April 2003

BILLIE HOLIDAY on helium croak and scary hair aside, Macy Gray's greatest attribute is her lyrical persona as a kooky psycho screwball with a heart ...

Macy Gray: Outlandish, outrageous and utterly original

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, April 2003

THE HIGH PRIESTESS of Freak is looking suspiciously like a Volvo-Driving Soccer Mom. ...

Macy Gray: Shepherds Bush Empire, London ***

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 21 May 2003

HER RECORD COMPANY had spent the day warning everybody that she would be on stage at 9pm, not 9.15pm as advertised, but in the end ...

Macy Gray: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 26 May 2003

MACY GRAY'S RECORDS rarely seem to match up to her image: the flaky, funky, erratic, but traditional soul sister. This was the kind of entertainer ...

Macy Gray: The Trouble With Being Myself/Mya
: Moodring

Review by Carol Cooper, The Village Voice, 24 October 2003

BOTH WOMEN crouch nearly nude on their album covers, gazing with feral yet somehow fetal reproach at potential consumers, like naughty fairy changelings who've had ...

Macy Gray: Still Tryin'

Comment by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 27 March 2007

MAYHAP YOUR iPod has shuffled a Maxwell or Lauryn Hill tune into your mix lately, and led you to question, "Where they be?" The neo-soul ...


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