Awfully Deep

  • Record Label: Big Dada
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2005
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. VladislawW
    Mar 10, 2005
    9
    Another awesome album by Rodney, this mate's like Fugazi - he doesn't record sub-par albums
  2. DerekL
    Feb 10, 2005
    9
    Awfully Deep, is an awfully good third album. Witness the Fitness.
  3. SpencerB
    Feb 8, 2005
    8
    A truly brilliant album. In strictly lyrical & musical terms probably his best yet, however in terms of fun and surprises, that accalade remains with Run Coem Save me.
  4. SebaVanB
    Feb 8, 2005
    9
    Manuva is da bomb !! Very catchy tunes, twisted beats and rather dark themes I give it a 9 because Thinking is a weak track
  5. RadekL
    Feb 8, 2005
    9
    Awfully deep & awfully great!!!
  6. CornaldM
    Feb 12, 2005
    9
    This is the most inventive artist I've heard in years. Great wicked beats and vague lyrics whith an incredible flow.
  7. AndrewO
    Mar 30, 2005
    10
    At times....dark, bright, sad, happy, serious, playfull...but entirely honest. Almost a "Brand New Second Hand."
  8. 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.
  9. Jimmy
    Jan 12, 2006
    10
    Pure Goodness
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. It’s Manuva’s startling honesty which first impresses.
  2. Smith's greatest talent lies in his surreal, witty wordplay and avuncular tone, and the way they combine to make what could be the usual rap anger sound both intimate and strangely uplifting. [Feb 2005, p.95]
  3. His best [album] yet, his most fully-formed, emotionally engaging and sonically rewarding.