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
  1. LanceA
    Jan 4, 2007
    I think this is an awesome followup to bron to do it featuring many marketable tracks that could have been brought out as singles e.g. eenie meenie,hands up in the air and two steps back. Expand
  2. Kyle
    Nov 26, 2002
    This is a solid follow up to his first album, with some good quality tracks. But unlike with the first album I found myself skipping tracks because they were weaker than his average. All in all worth the purchase, and worth the wait. Expand
  3. OsaA
    Dec 9, 2006
    This album is average compared to Born to Do it and all the songs are not good. In fact you will find yourself skipping a few songs. This is the type of ablum you could listen to a few weeks or maybe months and then you get bored like I did. In fact I got so bored and disappointed of this average follow up to born to do it that I sold it on Amazon. Expand

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