The Dreamer (Music - Tamyra Gray) On "American Idol"'s first season, Tamyra Gray won praise that included words like "Whitney" and "Mariah." And, in fact, the crystal-voiced singer lets loose with… The Dreamer (Music - Tamyra Gray) On "American Idol"'s first season, Tamyra Gray won praise that included words like "Whitney" and "Mariah." And, in fact, the crystal-voiced singer lets loose with… 2004-05-25 Tamyra Gray R&B
Music Review

The Dreamer (2004)

Tamyra Gray | SHADES OF GRAY Tamyra's debut CD has solid songs, but it's not the ideal intro for the would-be Idol
SHADES OF GRAY Tamyra's debut CD has solid songs, but it's not the ideal intro for the would-be Idol
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: May 25, 2004; Lead Performance: Tamyra Gray; Genre: R&B

On ''American Idol'''s first season, Tamyra Gray won praise that included words like ''Whitney'' and ''Mariah.'' And, in fact, the crystal-voiced singer lets loose with the best of them, especially on The Dreamer's strongest songs, the lush ''Raindrops Will Fall'' and ''God Bless the Dreamer.'' But while the rest of the disc is solid (Gray wrote almost all the tracks), it doesn't showcase her voice as strongly as Clay Aiken's and Kelly Clarkson's entries did. Bump it up half a grade if you're an ''Idol'' diehard.

Originally posted Jun 04, 2004 Published in issue #768 Jun 04, 2004 Order article reprints