Gob

  • Record Label: Big Dada
  • Release Date: May 24, 2011
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 3, 2011
    80
    GOB is heavyweight hip-hop from one of urban England's brightest new talents of microphone mastery.
  2. Mojo
    Jun 21, 2011
    80
    Hotly tipped Ipswich rapper's expansive debut. [July 2011, p. 112]
  3. Q Magazine
    May 27, 2011
    80
    A record that confounds expectations on every level. [Jun 2011, p.110]
  4. Uncut
    May 23, 2011
    80
    If there's a tiny problem, it's that such sonic weirdness detracts a little from Del's entertaining rhymes. [Jun 2011, p.80]
  5. May 23, 2011
    80
    Honest lyrics backed by off-kilter and unexpected production from Kwes, Micachu and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip give this album this album a rough, unique edge. An impressive statement of a debut, Gob is just as good as the moment we first witnessed the fitness.
  6. May 23, 2011
    80
    The fact this singular Brit-hop record's "indie" production is the least interesting of its selling points is quite the testament to Dels and his masterful verbal/lyrical recoil.
  7. May 23, 2011
    70
    It's flawed, it's often ugly, and it's never quite transcendent, but it works. GOB is the sort of debut that makes you anxious for album two; greatness is in here, it just never quite manages to stick around for long.
  8. May 23, 2011
    70
    In trying to make himself standout as an individual, he may have gone too far on his album GOB and scared off any potential mainstream listeners with his far-out style.
  9. 70
    Micachu brings all her talent for earache soundz to bear on 'Violina/Bread Before Bed', while 'Shapeshift', the collaboration with Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, might just be the best electro-hop banger since Roots Manuva's 'Witness (1 Hope)'. Which is weird, 'cos the UK rap don also turns up for a spot of Cameron-bashing on 'Capsize'. Tasty.

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