So I picked up Craig David's album, Born To Do It
. It's, er, very R&B! Considering that the album was co-written and produced by Mark Hill from The Artful Dodger, it's somewhat surprising that, apart from the obligatory inclusion of "Rewind", "Fill Me In" is the only track that has anything even remotely resembling a garage beat. As an R&B album it's great, despite a strange tendency towards acoustic padding. The three distinguishing factors here are the exquisitely detailed rhythm arrangements, the strong, idiosyncratic songwriting and Craig's deliciously smooth vocals. Still, the whole affair is a bit "safe" I guess, which is a bit dissapointing seeing as "Fill Me In" was such a brilliant opening salvo.
I'm gonna write a full review I think, but for the mean time rest assured that it is indeed deserving of purchase.