A Little Deeper

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  • Summary: A former member of UK hip-hop outfit So Solid Crew, Ms. Dynamite (aka Niomi McLean-Daley) earned Britain's Mercury Music Prize for this debut effort.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    Ms. Dynamite's debut album is heady stuff, punctuated by groundbreaking beats, seductive vocals and melodies that lodge themselves firmly into your cranium.
  2. 90
    It's the album many heads wished Lauryn Hill had come back with instead of that weepy acoustic exercise. [Mar 2003, p.94]
  3. 90
    A surprisingly mature debut record. [#3, p.87]
  4. Though Dynamite sometimes comes across as a moralistic scold, her slinky delivery and understated sexuality undercut the self-righteousness that sometimes infects Deeper.
  5. What gives A Little Deeper its heft, though, is Dynamite’s voice: She can hold a word so long it almost floats in the air, and she purposefully embellishes her girlish, almost kewpie-doll-like whine to deliver her most stinging rebukes.
  6. It's a lot less dangerous than we've been led to expect.
  7. When she goes ragga on the way out I wish she hadn't been groomed for something bigger and blander. But she made her choice.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. BillyC
    Mar 28, 2003
    10
    wow, this CD is amazing so much better than the current music coming out of the US. This is so street and real. Go get it, its a classic!
  2. SirJacksolotMoreplease
    Apr 7, 2003
    10
    this album is superb.i always enjoy it

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