A Little Deeper - Ms. Dynamite
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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
    A surprisingly mature debut record. [#3, p.87]
  3. 90
    For her to pull off something as ambitious, gritty and accomplished as this at age 21 is flat-out amazing. [#15, p.127]
  4. The album's a bit more edgy than any of her American contemporaries, but it's still not too far from [Lauryn] Hill and other neo-soul figures.
  5. Occasionally, things are dumbed down by the naive politics you’d expect from any teenager.
  6. 70
    It's hard to think of a UK R&B album that sounds as formidably ready for the world as A Little Deeper. [Jul 2002, p.114]
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 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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