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Cee-Lo Green

February 22, 2011

Classic soul is not a genre that finds heavy representation in my music collection.  It certainly doesn’t offend my sensibilities, but it rarely inspires either.  So, it’s somewhat surprising that I can’t stop listening to Cee-Lo Green’s album, “The Lady Killer” because it’s by-the-numbers Smokey Robinson.  At the same time, I’m a sucker for songs that feature music that is stylistically out of sync with the lyrics (e.g. Scott Walker, Jim O’Rourke), and there are few songs with a sharper music/lyrics contrast than the album’s hit single “Fuck You”.  Genius.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. joey z permalink
    February 22, 2011 10:12 am

    hey man, FUCK YOU

  2. February 22, 2011 11:07 am

    • Seth Vidal permalink
      February 22, 2011 11:24 pm

      loving the ASL cee-lo. Eunice approved.

  3. February 25, 2011 5:55 pm

    Very seldom is a piece of music simultaneously that funny and that good. The clean version was hysterical; the filthy version sublime.

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