BIG Single "Shoo Be Doo" is a winning bit of retro R&B — Macy Gray wraps her sultry wheeze around a comfortable groove that lets her… BIG Single "Shoo Be Doo" is a winning bit of retro R&B — Macy Gray wraps her sultry wheeze around a comfortable groove that lets her… 2007-03-27 Macy Gray Pop
Music Review

BIG (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 27, 2007; Lead Performance: Macy Gray; Genre: Pop

Single ''Shoo Be Doo'' is a winning bit of retro R&B — Macy Gray wraps her sultry wheeze around a comfortable groove that lets her explore her voice's fascinating cracks and warbles. And a few other tracks — the similarly soulful ''What I Gotta Do,'' the Justin Timberlake and will.i.am collaboration ''Okay'' — are reminders of why Gray once seemed like a big deal. Elsewhere, though, highlights are scarce. Much of BIG is either boring or forced, as when Gray launches into ''You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)'' for no discernible reason. B-

Originally posted Mar 23, 2007 Published in issue #927 Mar 30, 2007 Order article reprints
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