12 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Impossibly smooth R&B, pristine production and two-step jams that jumpstarted a whole genre. It would have been easy for Craig David to merely ride the UK garage wave—packing his first album with guest MCs and remixes—but Born to Do It is so much more than that. Genre-hopping (witness the rocky fretwork on “Walking Away”), ambitious and yet still garlanded with certified bangers (“Fill Me In”, “Seven Days”, the US-influenced “Can’t Be Messing Around”), it’s a pivotal, game-changing piece of pop boldness.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Impossibly smooth R&B, pristine production and two-step jams that jumpstarted a whole genre. It would have been easy for Craig David to merely ride the UK garage wave—packing his first album with guest MCs and remixes—but Born to Do It is so much more than that. Genre-hopping (witness the rocky fretwork on “Walking Away”), ambitious and yet still garlanded with certified bangers (“Fill Me In”, “Seven Days”, the US-influenced “Can’t Be Messing Around”), it’s a pivotal, game-changing piece of pop boldness.

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