Jonny Craig
Find What You Love And Let It Kill You


2.0
poor

Review

by Cultclassical USER (48 Reviews)
September 29th, 2013 | 53 replies | 6,168 views


Release Date: 09/24/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is gonna get him so much tail....too bad that doesn't come with respect.

6 of 11 thought this review was well written

Ahh…Jonny Craig. The soulful singer has been stringing bands along like cheap girlfriends for the better part of a decade now. Each time promises are made of staying for the long haul, through thick and thin, for better or for worse, yet unfortunately consistently all go unfulfilled. He does however have his solo outlet as an always available avenue of musical discharge but with his second solo outing, Find What You Love and Let It Kill You, Mr. Craig’s discharge this go round results in an awkward feeling of ineptitude and boredom for the listener.

What Craig doesn’t realize is that it takes more than some synth pads, drumming, and vocal runs to make a good R&B album. One simply has to look at the acronym, Rhythm and Blues, to make a pretty educated guess that there has to be some feeling involved and said feeling should flow with the rhythm of the music. Find What You Love and Let It Kill You showcases no feeling outside of the inherent sound of the vocals. Every song is structured the same both musically and vocally with no apparent motive other than to show how good Jonny Craig can sing. And to his credit the man hasn’t lost his edge from a technical standpoint, his vocal control is on point and he still sounds pleasing to the ear but every song sounds exactly the same. With the exception of a random rap feature in the long-awaited fifth installment of the “I Still Feel Her” series, seemingly every part of every song is completely interchangeable with one another.

The reason this is stems from the lack of variety in the instrumentation, as mentioned before, 90% of the album consists of Jonny’s vocals, some light drumming, and synth pads all utilized with very little imagination. To add a little context, the arrangements, as boring as they are, wouldn’t be too shabby if done by some kid in his bedroom, but Craig has been in the scene for a while now and should rightly be expected to produce something with a little more variety then what is presented here. The lyrics are also typical Craig fare, girls and how he treats and feels about them. It serves to give the listener the feeling that Find What You Love and Let It Kill You is just a means to an end for Craig to get laid.

Find What You Love and Let It Kill You does nothing to help Craig’s ailing reputation within the music community in which he works. The fact that he can sing his ass off is pretty well established and for the new listener, will serve as a nice treat. Underneath the sexy baritone however lies substance about as substantial as a wispy cloud and is just about as satisfying to listen to.



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Calc
September 28th 2013



11932 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Not much to say here, it's boring as hell.

Stream to get them panties drippin' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkYl4l5Jkuc

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
September 28th 2013



11565 Comments


drippin panties swee

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joshieboy12345
September 28th 2013



5360 Comments


What a damn shame. Dude has talent, but he is just the shittest human being ever.

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Rowan5215
September 28th 2013



24415 Comments


Not surprised this sucks the dude cannot write music or lyrics to save his life

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joshieboy12345
September 28th 2013



5360 Comments


He can freaking sing though.

JustinKing
September 28th 2013



1283 Comments


I've always enjoyed the guy's voice, but good lord, no one could be more vain.

Calc
September 29th 2013



11932 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

he know bitches want him lol

XingKing
September 29th 2013



9979 Comments


This shit is so pathetic and awful. Without DGD, he is complete and utter trash

Cygnatti
September 29th 2013



21349 Comments


I love r&b...

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Calc
September 29th 2013



11932 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"This shit is so pathetic and awful."

immediate laughter.

Cygnatti
September 29th 2013



21349 Comments


2nd song is an abomination.

joshieboy12345
September 29th 2013



5360 Comments


2 rating seems high lol

JustinKing
September 29th 2013



1283 Comments


The guy can sing his ass off, but he needs the post-hardcore instrumentals of DGD or Emarosa behind him to actually be at least halfway interesting.

Calc
September 29th 2013



11932 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I don't get it.

OwMySnauze
September 29th 2013



725 Comments


It's a new term the kids are using these days.

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MMX
September 29th 2013



4779 Comments


His artist description haha

"Jonny Craig's solo side project from Emarosa, I mean Dance Gavin Dance, or Ghost Runner On Third? Who cares..."

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Fluttertrank
September 29th 2013



17098 Comments


lol wow.

joshuahuntkc
September 29th 2013



1570 Comments


I've never cared Jonny Craig. Even in DGD he only had a few half decent songs and he's constantly singing out of key so it's really hard to listen to anyways. Kurt Travis was leaps and bounds better.

ethos
September 29th 2013



1743 Comments


well actually, i'm better

Decayingmajesty
September 29th 2013



5394 Comments


Great review, Posd hard



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