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The Id is Macy Gray's second studio album which was released on September 17, 2001 by Epic Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Relating To A Psychopath 4:48
  2. Boo 4:25
  3. Sexual Revolution 4:45
  4. Hey Young World Part 2 4:03
  5. Sweet Baby 3:49
  6. Harry 3:10
  7. Gimme All Your Lovin' Or I Will Kill You 4:45
  8. Don't Come Around 4:37
  9. My Nutmeg Phantasy 4:55
  10. Freak Like Me 3:38
  11. Oblivion 2:49
  12. Forgiveness 5:17
  13. Blowin' Up Your Speakers 1:07

Chart PerformanceEdit

"The Id" peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was certified gold by the RIAA.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Allmusic wrote: "Here, Macy Gray lets her freak flag fly, almost to the detriment of everything else. Layers of overdubs are piled onto the record -- endless backing vocals, bubbling drum machines, loops, glistening synths, and gurgling guitars -- giving the record the appearance of a widescreen '70s soul fantasia filtered through postmodern hip-hop. Unfortunately, it's more appearance than reality, since there's not enough structure to support what the record wants to be. It often sounds good, often like a bright, contemporary take on Riot- and Fresh-era Sly Stone, but plays better in small doses."

Blender magazine called it "a conceptual bacchanal of sweat-drenched lust."

The New Musical Express wrote: "But while Gray's voice is still beguiling and unique, The Id is basically Brit-award winning, corporate soul with little identity, too cosy and calculated to have any genuine depth."

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