Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Song: Maps
Artist: Macy Gray
Album: Covered

As the title suggests, for Macy Gray's sixth album she's released a complete set of other peoples songs given the Macy treatment.  It's a very strange collection that manages to further prove what an oddball Gray is, despite these being other peoples songs.

From the slowed down spacey drama of the Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" and Radiohead's "Creep" to the what-the-what (?!?!) Sublime's "Smoke Two Joints" and Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," "Covered" is one of the most off-the-wall collections of songs I've seen.

And to top it all off, there are about six between song skits, with the likes of J.B. Smooth ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") MC Lyte, and Nicole Scherzinger.

Macy Gray is reportedly bipolar.

Okay, take a listen to her take on the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's "Maps."  What's with the odd tempo changes?  And why can't I stop listening to this?


Here Comes the Rain Again
Nothing Else Matters

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