Trust Me - Craig David
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  • Summary: The British singer's fourth album features a song sampling David Bowie's 'Let's Dance.'
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  1. This London-based crooner emerged in the early '00s as the face of Britain's 2-step scene, but on his fourth full-length Craig David doesn't sound tethered to any one sound in particular.
  2. Throughout, Southampton's own R Kelly, as silky-voiced as ever, seems determined to seize hold of his iffy image and re-establish his old school soul credentials.
  3. There was a variety of styles on Trust Me, none of which detracted from its overall sense of cohesion.
  4. 'Trust Me’ works, kinda, by doing R&B without palely imitating US fare: take ‘Hot Stuff’, smooth ’80s dance-pop that makes game use of Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’.
  5. Craig David's back, and in fairness, he makes a decent fist of it. However, David is hamstrung by trying to please both critic and fan.
  6. Trust Me opens with a triptych of horn-section-and-samples R&B numbers that bounce along pleasantly, even if they can't quite shake off the cut-price dancefloor feeling that permeates so much British pop; but they are still preferable to the succession of puppy-eyed ballads, almost wholly devoid of interest or edge, which follow.
  7. 40
    All the ingredients for another hit album are here. The only thing missing is soul. [Dec 2007, p.110]

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  1. MaggieL.
    Jul 13, 2008
    3
    Expected a lot. Very disappointed.