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      14.11.2001 19:56
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      Craig David in my opinion is one of the most talented artists to step into the world of British garage and R n B. With his strong confidence, his amazing will to be successful, his cool dress sense and of course his talent and hard dedicational work, it is no wonder he is known now throughout the globe. Born and raised in Southampton living alone with just his mother, Craig from a very young age he knew exactly what he wanted to be. In his teen years he would sit up in his room for hours on end writing music, he entered a competition when he was 14 years old and won. What was the competition? To write a song for the band damage, who were very popular at the time. I guess his developing skills in song writing were recognised because damage went on to sing and release the song ‘I’m ready’, which was a huge success. When Craig was a bit older he started to DJ in local clubs hoping that one day his talent would be recognised and this is where his dream came true. He was recognised by artful dodger who wanted to do a collaboration with Mr David. Craig obviously took on this offer, which led him up to the release of ‘ Rewind’, which features his vocals on it. Many were wondering whose smooth voice was it when watching the video, as Craig doesn’t feature in it. But with the release of his first number one and first solo project ‘Fill me in’ taken of his platinum album, is when Craig David was finally revealed and girls went totally mad over him! (Including Aaliyah & me). Not only did this man have the most silkiest smoothest voice ever, the most original type of songs but he was amazingly gorgeous too with coolest dress sense! His album, ‘Born to do it’, is brilliant with a hint of garage but mainly based upon British R n B, it is truly a favourite in my collection. He went on to release a further few songs of his album, which have been a big success. Craig David is now a household na me and so he deserves to be. He can sing well, whilst many pop stars find it hard to sing live, for him it is a disgrace to mime, Craig only does LIVE. He is boosting with confidence and not only does he sing well he can freestyle and rap just as well. He is a genuine guy who hasn’t let all this stardom get to him. He loves nothing more than to just hang out with his friends in his free time and spend time with his mum. So the next time someone asks you, what’s so good about Craig David? You’ll know exactly what to say!

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        24.10.2001 02:51
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        Ah the great UK Garage movement and its youth leader the silky voiced Craig David. He manages to add such power and emotion to his songs, "Met a girl on Monday, took her for a drink on Tuesday" etc... he really is a talent to this great country of ours. It does somehow escape me that the majority of the population of the afore mentioned great country could take into their hearts a guy who thinks a pineapple is a good idea for a haircut. I credit him for his great ability to make words longer than they are and add "Craig David" to every other line, it takes a lot of skill and talent. Basically there is no need for this at all, I wouldn't mind too much if I didn't have to see his ugly mug on the telly all the time. At least back in the days of Jason and Kylie you didn't want to kill them, well not immediately anyway. Garage is a sore subject with me and this "artist" has a nack of making it all sound more and more dire each time he opens his mouth, sorry Craig but its all rather boring and soon will fade away like all fads.

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          03.06.2001 06:13
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          I have to admit, that when Craig David first came around, I was in love with him, like every other girl on this planet. But that soon changed. As soon as I realised all I liked about him was the way he shaved his beard, I decided not to like him anymore. His music really is annoying, he can't sing live, and I really hate his personality. He seems to be completely in love with himself, and how anyone can be that obsessed with looks is beyond me. I recently heard that Craig doesn't have a girlfriend because he's not trusted to stay faithful to her. Now what does that tell you? He's so up himself that he thinks he can have anyone. He's only 18 for goodness sake! He already thinks he's God's gift to this world, but, boy is he wrong!!! The only song I liked was Rewind, because he had help from Artful Dodger, or someone, I can't really remember, but I remember it being an ok-ish track. Since then, he's become more obsessed with his looks, and his music's seriously getting worse. I'm sorry to all the Craig fans out there, but I really cannot stand the poor bloke. If he shaved the *thing* off his chin and thought about producing some less annoying music, then I might consider listening to him again. His first song, 'Rewind', was a very popular garage track, released about a year or two ago now. This song has always been quite good in my books, due to it being...well...not all his own work. I'm quite a big fan of Artful Dodger, so this track was quite appealing to me. The second song, 'Fill Me In', I never really liked from the beginning. It's too sordid for my liking, and this is when we really started to see the *real Craig David*. OK, I can understand that he was 18, and a randy teen, but for all his younger fans, it was just giving a bad impression. Especially with the video, with the scenes on the bed... ermm... that was a bit *too* saucy to be shown, methinks. 'Seven Days' was similar to that, as it talked about him meeting a girl on Monday, and getting her into bed by Wednesday, which most guys would say it's almost impossible to find such an easy girl, right? Hehe. But yeah, it's an awful song, which is why I don't want to spend too long talking about it! I must admit, I quite like his latest songs, 'Walking Away' and 'Rendezvous', as they are more slow-tempo, more R&B, which is what I prefer, personally. Plus the lyrics aren't quite so...forward. I've also just been informed by weebagpuss (aka Claire), that Craig's won 3 MOBOs this year, which I must congratulate him on, but I think there are more inspirational artists out there that could've benefitted more from an award. I'm sorry I couldn't include more details about Craig's music, but not being a big fan, I don't really follow it all! I have yet to hear his album, but I'm sure one day I'll have the great(!) pleasure to!

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            01.06.2001 00:07
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            Oh Craig, how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways... 1. That voice - emetic, soulless, the sort of thing you'd hear coming out of a Ford Capri in Essex back in 1983. 2. Those songs - how this talentless little piece of vermin won 3 Ivor Novello awards is beyond me. "Met a girl on Monday, took her for a drink on Tuesday..." Hardly Tom Waits is he? 3. "Re-Rewind" - the most irritating novelty hit of all time, and responsible for popularising the appalling white trash sound of UK Garage, music made by white Reebok-wearing thugs for white Reebok-wearing thugs. Mate, if a crowd shouts "Bo selecta!" at you, it's nothing to be proud of, it just means you're performing for an audience of retards. 4. "Fill Me In" - this is so insipid & wet, even Westlife would turn their noses up at it. Come on people, face up - this guy sings like a wet little choirboy, his songs are bland rubbish, his audience are idiots, and he has about as much talent as the contents of the empty teacup currently sitting on my desk. You want soul? Dig out some old Al Green, Otis Redding, James Brown stuff. Don't encourage this little turd.

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              01.03.2001 19:44
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              Oh dear, how sad, never mind. After a year of endless, incomprehensible adulation for the Sultan of Smug, Craig David, finally a small measure of retribution comes from a somewhat unlikely source. After all, I would have thought that the record industry, whose creature the Brit Awards is, would have been happy to hang gongs around the neck of such an uncontroversial, passion-free record-selling poster boy. I'm not sure who votes for the Brits, but my guess is that all the record industry bods who were so loud in his defence secretly whooped for joy as they put their votes in for someone else. This'll wipe the smile of his face etc.. But no. Six nominations, and six other people win the Awards that little Craig obviously thought were his birthright. I mean, the rest of his meteoric rise to fame has been pretty seamless, as housewives and teenies trot out relentlessly to buy his dull single and his dull album, while Radio One sweep the airwaves clear for wall-to-wall CraigRadio, as if he is some sort of Marvin Gaye for the twenty-first century. We had a No Brits For Craig Party on Tuesday, and we even managed to cheer when A1 won best newcomer. Really, I think he's that bad. I do think that popstars have a responsibility to be excessive and unstable, but even given that some of them might shirk their duties to be dilletantes for us to enjoy vicariously, but Craig really does resemble no-one in pop so much as Cliff Richard - smooth voice, bland tunes, personality of a felled tree. If you listen to his songs, they are arrogant, meaningless pap full of endless self-reference and facile depictions of what a gorgeous charmer Craig is, how the ladies love him and how cool he is. The worst of it is actually that album shot, the eyes closed in faux-passion, the hands clutching the headphones and the statement: 'Born To Do It'. Born to write and perform tedious, soulless, repetitive cack which will be forgotten before Craig hits thirty - bring back Luther Vandross, all is forgiven. It must be something of a dent in the old self-image to know that more Radio One listeners voted for A1, surely the worst, most pallid boyband yet, rather than old CD. It doesn't say much for the state of pop, but at least the edge will be taken off his smugness. Yes, he'll be stoical, yes, next year they'll probably shower him with awards, but for one night, somebody did it all over Craig, and I was happy.

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                10.02.2001 17:19
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                'Born to do it', the debut album by Craig David shows his true talent off to a tee. What a voice! I don't usually go crazy on this type of music but Craig David oozes charm with that soothing voice of his. The album contains the hit songs:-Rewind, 7 days and walking away. Also on it is the soon to be released Rendezvous which is set to follow in the other songs top chart footsteps and keep Mr David up there with the best of them. For such a young man he has a lot of talent and thankfully appears to have his feet firmly on the ground despite his success. This is definitely an album to chill out to and has a good selection of tracks on it. Listen to it when you are in the bath and you are guaranteed a relaxing soak!

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                  07.02.2001 02:48
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                  I think that I must be one of the only people in this country who hasn't fallen in love with Craig David. All my friends are raving on about how 'cool' he is, and how they can't live without his album. When I first heard 'Rewind' I thought; 'how quaint'. I seriously though it was a retro disco hit from the seventies or something! People say that he is a great and talented singer, but is that really hard these days as demonstrated by these record comany manufactured bands? And if he's so clever then why does it take him about ten goes to reach the right note?? The lyrics aren't particularly new or refreshing, and repeated hundreds of times in the songs as if he's written something truly spectacular that he must ram into the minds of the unfortunate radio listener. For me, Craig David doesn't sing with passion (Although very few chart toppers do you could argue), but there really doesn't seem to be any energy in his voice - that album cover where he's fallen asleep with the headphones on (or something to that effect), that's what he's probably doing when he's singing the songs. I can't imagine he'd be very exciting to go to see, but then I like a bit of excitement. What has annoyed me immensly is the huge Radio 1 airplay given to him, I could barely turn on the radio when his singles have been out without having that drivel force down - I couldn't turn the radio off past enough! If you're a Craig David fan, then I'm not having a go at you!(I've got into loads of trouble where people have thought I was having a go at them in the past!) I think that everyone has the right to listen to what they want to, and that's cool.

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                    25.01.2001 02:07
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                    'Craig David' - an ordinary name for a truly ordinary singer. Only in the current climate of bland chart music could this man become this popular. He is the musical equivalent of instant mashed potato. Nevertheless, I would prefer to be fed instant mashed potato all day, every day, for the rest of my life, than listen to David. At least instant mash hasn't got an ego and doesn't refer to itself in the third person. Never judge a book by its cover, says the proverb. Well, I think one glance at the cover of Southampton's finest's debut album is enough to disregard that particular philosophy. Could anyone look more up his own muso backside? The man looks like he's inhaling musical inspiration from his arse. It provokes in me the same shudder of revulsion as when Whitney does her wobbly jaw thing and Celine gazes intensely into the middle distance. David's songs, be it Walking Away, 7 Days or Fill Me In, are not awful. They're not that interesting. That's what makes his own monumental earnestness and self importance so objectionable. The songs slip past you as if they weren't there. They contain absolutely nothing to make one re-rewind. So, please, let's stop worshipping this man. Maybe then he'll stop referring to himself as an 'artist'. Anyone who refers to themselves in the third person is, ipso facto, a prat. But at least when Muhammed Ali or Viv Richards did it you felt they were remarkable people. The only thing remarkable about Craig David is the amount of time and money he spends on his hair. Re-rewind? E-eject if you've got any sense.

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                      13.01.2001 01:35
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                      What an amazing singer and at only 19 too!! With the silky smooth vocals and great tunes and lyrics this album is a must buy! From the uptempo tunes to the slow sexy numbers this will have you daydreaming! My favourite songs of the album are 'walking away' , 'seven days'and 'fill me in' A great album to mellow out to and one to listen to over and over and over again! Good even to play at parties this album will take you through anything and is one that will be played for years to come and not left on the shelf gathering dust.

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                      08.01.2001 05:12
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                      Well come on this is Craig David i am talking about of course he can sing. A few people say i act like him and want to be him only because he is a ladies man which i do not think i am. Craig David loves himself and probably dreams about himself. But i have to say he can really sing and is really good at MCing he has featured in a few garage tracks with other young people like Shola Ama. Some of his songs are quite good but i have to admit that i haven't got his album because i do not think i am that desperate. But i suppose the songs on the album is good. He has had a few good releases so far and i wish him luck for the future.

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                        24.12.2000 04:56
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                        Craig David is definitely, "Born To Do It!!" He released hid first song with The Artful Dodger, which was called Rewind and got to the number 3 spot. He then released his own single called Fill Me In. This one smashed to number 1 as with his next single 7 Days. Craig recently released Walking Away, which got to the top 10. A couple of months ago, Craig David released his first solo album, which included all his hits and loads more quality songs. One of my favourites is "Booty Man." Craig David sings so well and in tone. He is one of few singers who can perform very well live, as he showed at Party In The Park in July. Craig David is just 19 years old and lives in Southampton, although most of the time he's touring. Craig can sing in lots of different ways, and mixes Garage in such a way that it sounds more of Garage Pop music. A brilliant artist overall but did you know he takes 2 hours every morning perfecting his goatee and hair?!

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                          23.12.2000 02:01
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                          'Craig David all over your boink' might have been the line to launch this man's career, but this album proved Craig was more than a garage artist - he's a bonefide R&B star. From Craig's infamous singles you could have guessed the album's theme - how to woo a lady any which way you can. Hits like Fill Me In and 7 Days showed off a sexual prowess much wiser than his 19 years would suggest - or, at the very least, the product of an overactive imagination. The album might have been all loved up, but Craig was no one trick pony. Heavily-produced R&B anthems were tempered by simple guitar solos, layered vocals and sweeping strings. Follow Me and Rendezvous were alluring come-to-poppa ballads, while Can't Be Messing 'Round and Bootyman turned things up a notch, giving the master storyteller a chance to spin his lines without wasting a syllable. Time To Party was the most carefree track on the album, and he got to show off yet another talent - rapping. And with co-writing credits on every song, plus one production credit, this man really does seem born to do it.

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                            06.12.2000 15:37
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                            I should start by saying that Craig David is the most talented person I have ever heard of. He's stunning. Incredible. Unbelievable. At being overrated. Yes, granted he can sing in tune, but he's the most dull, monotonous, rpeetative, derivative singer in R n B. He sings about sex all the time. ALL the time. He's not a musical genius, he's a frustrated teenager who hoped singing like he knew about sex would mean he actually got some, as opposed to sitting in his room, listening to his Britney CD's and jacking off. Personally, I'd like to take Craig by the short and curlies - his hair, fools, I'm not the one with an album called 'Born To Do It' - hang him on the wall, and fire rusty nails at his smug, smarm filled face in gay abandon. And surely, if he were actually ' born to do it,' he'd be so good at 'it' by now, that he'd have no time to plague us all with his formulaic, paint-by-numbers, super-slick, but fankly cack pop-dross, because he'd spend all his timesharing his true gift with the world. Anyone who buys this album has been conned by the media - and not the music media, believe me - into thinking Craig David is an exception. But he really, really, isn't ; every song comes from the big hit-o-matic somewhere in money-making-land, they all have the same tune, he does the same strangulation-point irritating up-and-down thing with his voice in every one - ooh ! I can nearly change notes ! Look at me ! - and the sooner everyone gets sick of hearing the same song in a very slightly different package every time the better. I just hope for his sake, he's as good at sex as he likes to think. There's a lot of competition in the rent-boy business, and those album royalties aren't going to last forever...... I suppose I'd better provide the illusion of objectivity, by reviewing some of his god-awful tracks ; Re-wind : This isn't R'n'B, Craig, it's 'garijj'. Spectacularly bad 'garijj'. You hear it once, and you wish you were dead, you hear it twice, and you wish you were listening to a Britney Spears CD. I'm Walking Away : Fine. Walk away. As long as you don't ever walk back again I don't care. Features horrible trademark vocal gymnastics - the gymnastic equivalent of a forward roll - and sickly lyrics. Fill Me in : It's the same as Walking away, fool-man. Same tune, same...everything. Seven Days : I'm sure he only wrote this because he wa so pleased he'd actually learned the days of the week. More singing about sex, more vocal stuff, another huge,steaming pile of uber-crap. OK, objectivity over. Review over, time for me to be lombasted by Craig fans. I bet you laughed though.

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                            29.11.2000 01:10
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                            Craig David has the voice of an angel. Which he demonstrates wonderfully on this album. He's re-invented garage making it more pop-sounding to great audio and chart success. One of the highlights of the album is the song Last Night. You may not recognise it instantly but this one is a real treat because it was the original to that song which we all felt a need to bust a move to: Re-Rewind!! Which is exactly what you will find yourself doing if you buy this.... Of course this is a gift idea for buying a guy, but no doubt you will end up either borrowing this album or buying your own! Some great smooth slow songs and also some really nice upbeat R&B and garage make this a really great Christmas selection.

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                            28.11.2000 17:41
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                            I have read a few reviews on Dooyoo criticising Craig David and to be honest I can see where they are coming from. His songs are good and there’s no doubt that he’s a talented musician. But, whenever I watch the video’s like ‘7 days’ and ‘Walking Away’ I always get the impression he loves himself a bit too much. If you listen closely before every video and every song he was always says ‘Craig David’ about seven to eight times, I mean do we really not know who we are listening to, I’m sure we already know. So, I can see that arrogant and obnoxious side in him. However, all biases aside, he’s a good artist. His music appeals to RnB fans and can be used on the dance floor, the re-mix to ‘Walking Away’ is quite good. His new song ‘Walking Away’ is good and I have to admit that all the singles released so far have been excellent. The lyrics are good and it’s a song which can stay in your mind ‘I’m Walking Away from all my troubles in my life…..’ we’ve all felt liked walking away. The video is good, the first thing my husband said when he saw it was that you don’t leave such an expensive jeep and you don’t walk into a road. And Craig what’s with that jumper, oh man it’s bad. Something my Granddad would wear. Overall a good musician and the singles which I have bought have been good. You either love him or hate him. I’m in between but thumbs up to him. He’s done well in such a short space of time and he won three MOJO awards as well so he must have some talent.

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