Slicker Than Your Average Image

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  • Summary: The 21-year old DJ turned-international R&B superstar from England returns with his second LP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. This gentle, suave, insistent smoothie parlayed his direct lyrics and tricky beats into a strong straight r&b album in a year when contenders Raphael Saadig and Me'shell NdegéOcello got tangled up in form.
  2. 80
    What makes the stop-and-go, drum-thick music on this CD such a smooth ride, is that despite the pout, this is still the same old David. [#12, p.140]
  3. Having already redefined garage last time around, he's conjured up an album equal parts R Kelly, Ali G and Terence Trent D' Arby, which will only send him further into the stratosphere.
  4. Unfortunately, he's traded some of his cutting-edge British mergings (R&B, hip-hop, two-step, rock) for a more crossover-friendly (read: formulaic) approach that doesn't fire on all cylinders.
  5. This is one of the most subtle male R&B records in a good while.
  6. 60
    David's pasteurized pop may not be pleasing to all musical palates, but for many, he remains one of the United Kingdom's tastiest exports. [Jan 2003, p.130]
  7. An album that features all of his worst tendencies and almost none of his good ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5