"This album is full of many questions that I have been struggling with over the past few years," explains Reuben. "It felt often like there was a tension. Artistry, career, and faith seemed to be standing at odds with one another. Sex, Drugs and Self-Control is really about basic questions. Questions like 'Am I talking about honesty more than I'm actually being honest?' Everything seems to come back to these questions and trying to understand how art and faith can work together."
Click here to add a video. Click to add lyrics if not listed.
Infected with the Reubonic plague| Posted January 23, 2010
When I heard John Reuben was releasing a new record I was over joyed,cause I knew it'd be awesome. Everytime Reuben releases an album it has so much awesomness compacted into it. And Reuben's new album did not dissapoint,it surpassed expectations! Sex, Drugs and Self-Control was one of reuben's best to date and one of,if not the top,albums of 2009. Containing awesome songs like "Radio Makes you Lonely" , "No Be Nah" and "Joyful Noise" it creates an album of great beats fused with brilliant lyrics that is a great buy and a great listen. With the release of this album also has an essential part of every release and that is music videos. With four videos already and Reuben saying more are coming it boast some of the best videos from 09' such as "Town Folk" , "Confident" and "Jamboree" which has a portion of "Radio Makes you Lonely" at the beginning and a portion of an exclusive release at the end. I give this album five stars and recommend it to all.
Interesting| Posted May 31, 2018 I like it. He really brings back his unique style. Each song has an important message to bring across. I like how deep is his lyrics, his attitude to sex, relationships, life. Each song is unique and has beats that you can't help jamming to. I actually enjoyed his style. Sex, Drugs, and Self Control seems like lessons of life he told from experience. He should take a look at Potency Up for inspiration. I'm sure the next album can be even more touching.
4/5| Posted August 26, 2011
John Reuben's unique style is really evident on this, his 6th album. Sex, Drugs, and Self Control is almost like lessons on life told from experience. John's lyrics are brilliant as always and the beats he creates sound really good. This is one of his best albums to date and I'm excited to see where he takes his music next.
Very Interesting| Posted January 05, 2010
I've heard a few of John Reuben's songs before, but have never owned any of his albums. After listening to the album free on New Release Tuesday, I am assured that it is definitely interesting. Reuben has a very unique sound that may be more of an acquired taste. If this is your style, CONGRATS- he's great! But if you're not used to it, it may take a few listenings to really enjoy it.
Unique!| Posted December 30, 2009
I have never heard John Reuben before or this particular style of music. After listening to the full album I actually quite enjoyed his style. Some of the songs come across a bit weird but are still really good.
Strange...| Posted December 29, 2009
This album is really unique and a little weird. But even weirder, it grows on you. The sound of it is unlike anything I have ever heard (typical for John Reuben) and I kind of like it.
John Reu brings it back| Posted December 22, 2009
John Reuben brings back his unique style on Sex, Drugs and Self-Control. Each song has an important message to bring across. "No be nah" talks about doing what you say you're going to. Each song is unique and has beats that you can't help jamming to.