img src="http://www.nowtoronto.com/images/critpick.gif" height="20" width="20">On one side of the neo-soul movement are singers like Alicia Keys, genteel piano tinklers for the adult contemporary crowd. On the other is soul freak Macy Gray, who sings violent, messed-up songs like Give Me All Your Lovin' Or I'll Kill You. Where Gray's On How Life Is debut was built almost entirely around her bizarre singing voice, The id is a more complete album, with the tunes to match her psychedelic personality. Technicolour funk jams like Psychopath, Oblivion and the Slick Rick-juiced The World Is Yours lurch along like a 21st-century Sly Stone trip, driven by cartoonish beats, Billy Preston organ riffs and Gray's peculiar self-help lyrics. The id is accessible, but it's hardly pop. Compared to most of the so-called soul coming out now, this is from another planet.