As the title suggests, the Ecleftic is all about showing just how diverse Wyclef can be, even at the expense of an enjoyable record.
With a stacked Rolodex, Clef riffs his way through the genres, working out a fake dirty south thug track, some smooth R&B and even a straight-ahead shot at Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. Beyond the obvious, though, it's hard to see what the point is. Getting Whitney Houston to give a clueless dancehall shout-out to Dennis Brown and convincing Kenny Rogers to sing his Gambler chorus over the Simon Says beat are neat parlour tricks, but not much more. No wonder Lauryn Hill won't return Wyclef's calls.