Slicker Than Your Average David has a voice that's fresh and expressive, so it doesn't bode well that on what's only his second album, he's also an artist already… Slicker Than Your Average David has a voice that's fresh and expressive, so it doesn't bode well that on what's only his second album, he's also an artist already… 2002-11-19 Craig David
Music Review

Slicker Than Your Average (2002)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 19, 2002; Lead Performance: Craig David

David has a voice that's fresh and expressive, so it doesn't bode well that on what's only his second album, he's also an artist already reduced to singing about the burdens of fame. Or that he so eagerly collaborated with a true slickster, Sting, on a slice of generic soul. Or that his rapid rapping on ''Eenie Meenie'' is more a stunt than a skill. Thank goodness David can still lay down some good pop balladry (''Personal,'' ''What's Changed'').

Originally posted Nov 22, 2002 Published in issue #683 Nov 22, 2002 Order article reprints
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