Awfully Deep

  • Record Label: Big Dada
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2005
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Overall, Roots Manuva may have a lot to say during the verses, but when his choruses consist of little more than a repeated line shouted over and over ("Awfully Deep," "Too Cold"), listeners won't be hanging around long enough to decipher his rhymes.
  2. It’s a lot of slickness that adds up to little, though, as a culturally myopic Roots Manuva audibly struggles to feel out the changed face of hip-hop; he sounds unsure of what tone to take and what words to say.
  3. 58
    His third album mostly shelves the wit and sui generis style-clash. [Jun 2005, p.108]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jimmy
    Jan 12, 2006
    10
    Pure Goodness
  2. ChickenSupreme
    Apr 14, 2005
    9
    One of the albums of the year for sure as Mr Smith once again matches dub up with electro squelches to create a very personal and touching album.
  3. AndrewO
    Mar 30, 2005
    10
    At times....dark, bright, sad, happy, serious, playfull...but entirely honest. Almost a "Brand New Second Hand."