The Trouble with Being Myself

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The Trouble with Being Myself
Studio album by Macy Gray
Released April 28, 2003 (2003-04-28)
Recorded Ameraycan Recording Studios, Royaltone Studios
(North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
O'Henry Sound Studios
(Burbank, California)
Paramount Studios
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Genre R&B, soul, neo soul
Length 50:56
Label Epic
Producer Macy Gray, Dallas Austin, DJ Kiilu Grand, Darryl Swann, Dave Way
Macy Gray chronology
The Id
(2001)
The Trouble with Being Myself
(2003)
The Very Best of Macy Gray
(2004)
Singles from The Trouble with Being Myself
  1. "When I See You"
    Released: April 24, 2003
  2. "She Ain't Right for You"
    Released: September 8, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (74/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (mixed)[3]
BBC Music (mixed)[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7][1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Spin (7/10)[9]
Uncut 3/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice B+[11]

The Trouble with Being Myself is the third studio album by American recording artist Macy Gray, released in the United States on July 15, 2003 by Epic Records. Despite not being a major commercial success for Gray, it received mostly positive reviews. The album features the singles "When I See You" and "She Ain't Right for You". It has since been considered a failure, especially in the United Kingdom, where it reached number seventeen after Gray's first two albums reached number three and number one respectively. It also debuted at number forty-four on the Billboard 200, falling to number forty-seven the next week.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "When I See You"   Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, Victor Indrizzo, Justin Meldal-Johnsen Gray, Dallas Austin*, Dave Way* 3:43
2. "It Ain't the Money" (featuring Pharoahe Monch) Gray, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Meldal-Johnsen, Troy Jamerson, Beck Hansen Gray, DJ Kiilu Grand* 4:07
3. "She Ain't Right for You"   Gray, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Meldal-Johnsen Gray, Austin* 4:12
4. "Things That Made Me Change"   Gray, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis Gray, Austin* 4:29
5. "Come Together"   Gray, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Christopher Thomas Gray, Austin*, Way* 4:35
6. "She Don't Write Songs About You"   Gray, Darryl Swann, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Meldal-Johnsen Gray, Swann* 4:39
7. "Jesus for a Day"   Gray, Ruzumna, Meldal-Johnsen, Bobby Ross Avila, Izzy Avila Gray, Austin* 3:30
8. "My Fondest Childhood Memories"   Gray, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Meldal-Johnsen Gray, Austin* 3:36
9. "Happiness"   Gray, Swann, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Meldal-Johnsen Gray, Swann* 4:13
10. "Speechless"   Gray, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Meldal-Johnsen Gray 4:06
11. "Screamin'"   Gray Gray, DJ Kiilu Grand* 3:16
12. "Every Now and Then"   Gray, Ruzumna, Indrizzo, Meldal-Johnsen Gray, Austin* 6:30

(*) denotes co-producer

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 23
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 27
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 12
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[15] 22
Danish Albums Chart[16] 34
Dutch Albums Chart[17] 18
Finnish Albums Chart[18] 19
French Albums Chart[19] 61
German Albums Chart[20] 46
Irish Albums Chart[21] 40
Italian Albums Chart[22] 20
Japanese Albums Chart[23] 53
New Zealand Albums Chart[24] 41
Polish Albums Chart[25] 22
Swiss Albums Chart[26] 10
UK Albums Chart[27] 17
US Billboard 200[28] 44
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[28] 29

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
United Kingdom April 28, 2003 Sony Music
United States July 15, 2003 Epic Records
Japan September 10, 2003 Sony Music

References[edit]

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