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Universal acclaim- based on 175 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 11 out of 175

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  1. GiovanniO
    Aug 17, 2006
    I tried hard to like this album. I don't give a puck if he is from Mars, or Europe for this case: he sounds too silly for me and I have heard 100X better beats in Fruity Loops. Believe me this is whack.
  2. chrisj
    Aug 20, 2004
    2 is the number of songs that made my toe tap. i can't understand this guy!!! the sound of his voice makes my dog jump in the toilet.
  3. AdamS
    Oct 3, 2006
    Proof positive that professional criticism is worthless. Listen to this album - you won't believe it. Track 6 ('Fix Up, Look Sharp') is the generally accepted "best" track on there.
  4. LozzaL
    Jul 4, 2004
    This album is OVER-RATED. The shit is straight weird. I thought it was rap/hip hop...what i got was...just crap...some people told me its the Streets...but the streets shits all over this album.
  5. ashp
    Jul 27, 2007
    'o all you guys chattin bout hip hop or garage and tryin to rate it by those standards better shh hut yuh muh', 'sikkkkkkkk album bruv 'sittin here' is a bad tune big up all my blazers!!!' 'standard dis album is big out here. no long ting straight up and down big' - to quote a few, do you know how stupid you sound seriously!
  6. TimS
    Jan 30, 2004
    Totally overrated. Don't believe the hype (this is feeble)!
  7. Maestro
    Jun 29, 2004
    Wow, am I the only one who isn't feeling this? The instruments are dated, Pacman-esque burps and chirps. Matched with a flow, while clever, is infinitely clouded not by Rascal's slang, but his seal bark delivery. Unlistenable, aside from "Fix Up..."

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Q Magazine
    [A] strikingly stark and innovative debut. [Sep 2003, p.102]
  2. It all makes for a bleak spread, but Rascal rises up as a singular musical presence too brimming and perceptive to let the coarse world around him pass by untouched.
  3. Blender
    His hard-edged, dance-inflected debut makes East London sound like the new Dirty South. [Jan 2004, p.108]