Grime 2.0 - Various Artists
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 14, 2013
    90
    Some of the tracks cry out for a bar or two to be spat over, but when you hear that hollow synth on Teeza’s ‘Rum And Coke’, you’ll be sold on the grime renaissance.
  2. May 20, 2013
    80
    Fizzing with energy and invention, distilling influences into vibrant new hybrids, this is a must-have insight into an ever-fertile, increasingly global scene. [Jun 2013, p.92]
  3. May 16, 2013
    80
    None of this stuff sounds the same, proving grime to be a borderless hinterland populated by some of the most gifted, uninhibited, maniacal musicians.
  4. 80
    With every step this challenging record shows how grime can respond to and inform other genres while always remaining a force unto itself.
  5. May 14, 2013
    80
    As a whole, Grime 2.0 works as both an introduction and a re-introduction to a sound that's still without an official expiration date--and won't likely get one anytime soon.
  6. May 14, 2013
    80
    The fascinating thing about this compilation is the range of influences the producers incorporate into their work.
  7. May 14, 2013
    80
    Though it's way too long to listen to in one sitting, Grime 2.0 is catnip for the grime fan, and good bait for those new to or curious about the genre.
  8. Jun 5, 2013
    70
    Almost by definition it's a mixed bag, but Grime 2.0 intrigues because it suggests this music was never strictly codified. [May 2013, p.54]
  9. May 14, 2013
    60
    True, few tracks contain anything as mundane as a tune, but this sound of the underground taps an exhilarating energy. [Jun 2013, p.116]

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