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The Time Is Now

Craig David

The Time Is Now

Studio album number seven from the English r&b artist

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Insanity Records
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  1. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Reaffirms Craig David’s standing as a fine and flexible pop songwriter with all sorts of hooks up his sleeve
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  2. 6.0 |   NME

    Still the king of making music that puts a smile on your face
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  3. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The Time Is Now is no Born to Do It, but it shows that his comeback is resting on more than just nostalgia
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  4. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s a comeback that’s going to keep adding followers
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  5. 6.0 |   The Observer

    A glossily one-note album
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  6. 6.0 |   Clash

    Hangs together relatively well and achieves what it sets out to do
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  7. 6.0 |   Q

    The surprising second wind of UK garage smoothie continues. Print edition only

  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    David may have worked hard to rejoin the pop firmament, but he seems slightly lost now that he’s arrived
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  9. 5.5 |   Pitchfork

    Follows up his 2016 comeback by fishing for current trends to keep him relevant
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  10. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The Time Is Now feels remarkably lightweight, in the best and the worst of senses. It is a very easy album to like, in that there's very little anger or melancholy or negativity to be found
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  11. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Wearily repetitive and almost aggressively underwhelming
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  12. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The album's best songs are those that don't take themselves too seriously
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  13. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    This is not to say that there aren't some sticky moments on The Time Is Now, it's that they have already been done
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