Macy Gray - The Trouble With Being Myself (2003) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Macy Gray - The Trouble With Being Myself (2003) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Macy Gray - The Trouble With Being Myself (2003)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 49:02 minutes | 1,54 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 49:02 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"The Trouble with Being Myself" is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Macy Gray, released by Epic Records. The album peaked at number 44 on the Billboard 200, and by February 2007, it had sold 134,000 copies in the United States. Despite not being a major commercial success for Gray, The Trouble with Being Myself received mostly positive reviews. The album spawned the single "When I See You".

From her debut, Macy Gray has been too eccentric to qualify as a straight pop singer, but far too inconsistent to be truly called a great artist – except, of course, when considering her glorious whiskey-soaked voice. Her third album, The Trouble With Being Myself, is more of the same, a set of sub-standard songs with drowsy chord progressions, humdrum lyrics, and loose-limbed but musically comatose backing from her studio group (heavy on the Hammond organ). Gray still wields her hoarse yet tuneful voice like a genius, hitting every note she wants despite the cracks and never letting it sound overly contrived. Unfortunately, she also continues to be the victim of chart-focused, overly market-tested arrangements that never break out of the mold of soulful, organic R&B and pop. The single "When I See You" is pleasant but clearly a song that required no heavy lifting, and the most intriguing setup on the record – "It Ain't the Money" featuring Pharoahe Monch and Beck – is surprisingly desultory as well. (Monch's raps are uncharacteristically awkward, and Beck clumsily plays a stoner Timbaland with his background vocals.) After the unrepentant ego on display with her second album, The Id, the title here (as well as the cover shot, of Gray crouching in the corner of an abandoned house with a mistrustful look on her face) apparently speaks to the fact that Gray's been persecuted for being "different." But the commercial and critical indifference that greeted The Id wasn't due to a lack of acceptance, but to a set of songs that was utterly average. That same lack of distinction plagues The Trouble With Being Myself. Blessed with a voice that immediately announces itself, Gray still hasn't found a musical personality to complement it.


01 - When I See You
02 - It Ain't The Money (featuring Pharoahe Monch)
03 - She Ain't Right For You
04 - Things That Made Me Change
05 - Come Together
06 - She Don't Write Songs About You
07 - Jesus For A Day
08 - My Fondest Childhood Memories
09 - Happiness
10 - Speechless
11 - Screamin'
12 - Every Now And Then

Analyzed: Macy Gray / The Trouble With Being Myself

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 -5.88 dB -13.98 dB 3:43 01-When I See You
DR7 -5.89 dB -14.90 dB 4:07 02-It Ain't The Money (featuring Pharoahe Monch)
DR6 -5.89 dB -13.60 dB 4:12 03-She Ain't Right For You
DR6 -5.93 dB -13.75 dB 4:30 04-Things That Made Me Change
DR7 -2.87 dB -13.08 dB 4:35 05-Come Together
DR7 -5.87 dB -15.23 dB 4:40 06-She Don't Write Songs About You
DR6 -5.96 dB -13.73 dB 3:30 07-Jesus For A Day
DR7 -5.88 dB -15.55 dB 3:34 08-My Fondest Childhood Memories
DR8 -5.87 dB -15.65 dB 4:16 09-Happiness
DR8 -5.89 dB -14.87 dB 4:03 10-Speechless
DR8 -5.95 dB -16.62 dB 3:17 11-Screamin'
DR7 -5.85 dB -15.11 dB 4:34 12-Every Now And Then

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

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