Jigsaw - Lady Sovereign
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  • Summary: The British rapper releases her second album on her own label, Midget Records.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Soused at the student union bar, licking Haagen-Dazs off her beau in literally filthy foreplay, she's weird and you're weird. That makes you mates.
  2. The repetitive opener 'Let's Be Mates' gets the album off to a rocky start, but Lady Sov quickly redeems herself with 'So Human.'
  3. The female face of U.K. grime goes pop on her sophomore disc, singing as much as rapping and, in 'So Human,' jacking the groove from 'Close to Me' by the Cure.
  4. The surprisingly poppy, chiming well with the times, and redolent of Betty Boo injected with Harman's back-of-the-bus humour result.
  5. Without the instantly gripping singles, Jigsaw is as scattered as its title implies.
  6. Sov never quite recaptures the brash personality and cutting-edge sound of her first album. The beats here are more pedestrian, the lyrics more tentative, and for all her talk in the press notes about resuming her career (after a six-month break) with a sense of control over her music, Jigsaw sounds more like an album without a firm direction than the wide-ranging statement of purpose she meant it to be.
  7. 30
    While, Sov should feel comfy in this climate of likeable, marketable, off-kilter MCs, Jigsaw is too frenetic to function.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 18, 2010
    A bit of a genre change compared to "Public Warning", but still good. Name "Jigsaw" really fits the album in best possible sense. It has parts of electro-pop, rap and grime. Expand