has the kind of voice that's usually referred to as an instrument. Despite the non-stop assault of ear candy, spanning the history of rock and soul music on his new record, The Lady Killer
, it's really all about that voice. When Cee-Lo's pipes are harnessed to strong material, it's an embarrassment of riches that makes you regret how much time you've wasted, listening past the limitations of most singers. But when the song or sensibility doesn't work, he's like a great athlete on a bad team, and wasting that talent feels much worse than if he was an average vocalist.
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