Album review: Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer [Platinum Edition]

The voice of Gnarls Barkley pumps up last year’s solo fist of fun with new tracks, to make a storming pop-soul piece de resistance.

If your knowledge of this Grammy award-winning artist ends with last year’s sublimely catchy soul-pop nugget F**k You, The Lady Killer may disappoint.

It’s far and away the most immediate, exuberant and easy-to-love song here - but that said, only a cretin would deny the dynamite combo of the big baldy’s incredible voice, tongue-in-cheek sense of fun and ear for a tune.

The pick of this re-released version’s four extra tracks is Love Gun, a brooding, punchy but slinky number with Lauren Bennett sharing vocal duties.

New single Anyway, a factory-line pop pellet lifted by Green’s vocal, hardly does this set justice either; it’s his mischievous lyricism and ideas allied to orchestra-backed, bright and breezy pop that wins out. Never less than good.


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