Album of the Day
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, aka CeeLo Green, may have caught the public's ear as half of Gnarls Barkley, but the Atlanta-born singer-songwriter's own work is just as irresistible. THE LADY KILLER was CeeLo's first solo set following worldwide smash “Crazy,” and the scores of songs he worked through over a three-year period underline the care that went into the 2010 Elektra collection. Lead single “Fuck You” was another international phenomenon, just missing the top of the Billboard chart and earning a Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy; follow-ups included double Grammy winner “Fool for You,” “Bright Lights Bigger City” and “I Want You (Hold Onto Love)." Boasting a conceptual structure like a film score, THE LADY KILLER is much more than the sum of its parts, and remains one of the decade's most compulsively listenable albums.