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CD SINGLE: Mali Woods - "Gravity's Job"
By Gian F - 03/29/2005 - 09:19 PM EST

Artist: Mali Woods
Genre: Alternative R&B
CD Review: Sounds Like: ?
Technical Grade: 8
Production/Musicianship Grade: 7
Commercial Value: 6
Overall Talent Level: 7
Songwriting Skills: 7
Performance Skill: 6
Best Songs: Single
Weakness: Song idea is undeveloped
CD Review: I love lyrics. We all have something to say, but a lyrical person has a gift for phrasing things in an unconventional way. Mali Woods, who is from Sunny Los Angeles, California, is such a person.

The hypnotic lead single from her second CD would make most creative writing teachers proud. It's a neo-soul/r&b/avant garde production that she uses as a sheet of paper to write and perform her pensive lyrics - which are her greatest talent and the feature of this song. Mali's mature vocals benefit from well-constructed chord progressions that drive the track forward into what sounds more like religious chanting than a chorus, but it's equally as effective because it sticks...even if the song ends abruptly and you don't know what it's about.

Advice: Get your producer to finish this song. It has a lot of commercial potential.

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