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Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections

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Other albums by Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections

  1. I'll Be Around
  2. Kung Fu Fighting
  3. Georgia
  4. Stranger In The Crowd [Coke Version]
  5. FU

Review

Breaking away from Goodie Mob for a major-label solo debut, Cee-Lo follows the curious lead of OutKast, who had recently broken through big-time with Stankonia, and unleashes a willfully weird album that eschews rap clichés in favor of full-fledged songs that are more neo-soul than hip-hop. He'd always been more of a crooner than a rapper, of course, but the tattooed big man really lurches forward with his singing voice here on Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, crossing Al Green's down-home soul singing with Rick James' freakishness. Touchstones only go so far, however, as Cee-Lo is a free spirit if anything -- he goes out of his way to be himself and only himself here, to the extent that the album's commercial hopes seem questionable at best. That's not to say that Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections is an unsatisfying album per se. It's just that this is an edgy album, one that goes out of its way to challenge your expectations of what a major-label (neo-soul? Southern rap?) release should sound like. There's nothing prepackaged here, absolutely nothing. The lead single, "Closet Freak," is a good choice, but even that song is pretty far out-there and sounds unlike anything on the charts in 2002 sans OutKast. Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections is ultimately an album for folks who like their music creative, folks who like to hear an artist climb out on a limb and chase his muse, regardless of whether or not the result falls into any clear-cut genre boundaries. It helps, of course, if you like Cee-Lo, because this is undoubtedly his show -- there aren't really any guest star producers, rappers, or singers here, just the big man himself center stage. Kudos to the head of Arista, L.A. Reid, for letting Cee-Lo fly his freak flag with such freedom. It's not often you get a major-label release that's this daring and this colorful, surely not often enough. [Arista released a clean edition for those who prefer to forgo the album's profanity.] ~ Jason Birchmeier
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Bad Mutha Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:3
  3. 2 Close Encounter (Break) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 0:22
  4. 3 Big Ole Words (Damn) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:55
  5. 4 Closet Freak Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 3:37
  6. 5 Live (Right Now) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:4
  7. 6 El Dorado Sunrise (Super Chicken) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 5:32
  8. 7 A Thug's Concern (Break) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 0:8
  9. 8 One for the Road Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 5:35
  10. 9 Let Him Sing if He Wants To (Break) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 0:20
  11. 10 Spend the Night in Your Mind Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 5:34
  12. 11 Suga Baby Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:20
  13. 12 Gettin' Grown Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:14
  14. 13 Bass Head Jazz Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 3:32
  15. 14 Microhard Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 5:23
  16. 15 Under tha Influence (Follow Me) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:56
  17. 16 Medieval Times (Great Pretender) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 3:40
  18. 17 Country Love Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:55
  19. 18 Awful Thing Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 3:42
  20. 19 Maintenance Man (Break) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 0:14
  21. 20 Young Man (Sierra's Song) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 4:1
  22. 21 Well Damn, Lo (Break) Cee Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections 0:8

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