Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 9, 2014
    60
    The stakes were so high, the pressure was on and what makes him interesting was ironed out in favour of low risk, high percentage choruses. Couple that with a mixed bag of lyrics from the rapper himself, and you get a curiously crafted mess that contains a few great songs that you'll end up loving, and lot of numbers that just weren't bold enough or executed with confidence.
  2. Dec 18, 2013
    60
    While reining in the triumphalism, Demonstration suffers from an overbearing sense of its own importance. [Jan 2014, p.97]
  3. Dec 11, 2013
    80
    Guest shots from Paloma Faith, Emeli Sandé, Dizzee Rascal, and others make this one crowded album, but figuring out what to drop is nearly impossible as everyone hits the mark.
  4. Nov 25, 2013
    80
    So far, so US-obsessed, but scratch below the surface and there's a charismatic quirkiness to Tinie, that makes him an artist apart from his contemporaries. [Dec 2013, p.113]
  5. Nov 11, 2013
    50
    [A] chaotic, unwieldy mess.
  6. 60
    Some of the fresh-faced charm has gone, but he is sounding more like a bona fide star.
  7. This feels like a wearisome exercise in reasserting his market appeal.
  8. 80
    The result is as swaggeringly confident, brash and modern as any mainstream hip hop being produced anywhere in the world right now.
  9. Nov 1, 2013
    80
    Sonically, he's plumped for stark electronics that recall his teen years as a grime MC--a period recreated, with fellow rapper-turned-popster Dizzee Rascal, on the chilly Mosh Pit--but essentially the music is there to serve his observant lyrics.
  10. 60
    There are enough decent moments to call Demonstration a success.
  11. To be clear, the good outweighs the bad here, but Tinie has lost a lot of the charm that, when he turns it on, makes him so appealing.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 4, 2013
    7
    Critically this album lacks a lot, but for his fans this album will be more welcomed then his last. His ear for production have gotten better,Critically this album lacks a lot, but for his fans this album will be more welcomed then his last. His ear for production have gotten better, so as his classic flow. Still a great listen. Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    9
    great album, nice delivery and superb features common children of the sun is #5star Tinie is the kind of artist that hits the industrygreat album, nice delivery and superb features common children of the sun is #5star Tinie is the kind of artist that hits the industry with just 2 records Full Review »