Maths + English - Dizzee Rascal
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  • Summary: Lily Allen and the Arctic Monkeys guest on the UK artist's third album.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. In short, Maths + English is an ideal sellout.
  2. This one sees him expanding outward in any number of directions, and succeeding in nearly all of them.
  3. Beatmaker Shy FX reaches dizzying speeds on summertime jam "Da Feelin'," Maths adding up to an all out "Flex" of muscle and clout.
  4. His straightest record yet, delving into crunk, rock, drum'n'bass and pop with varying results.
  5. Maths and English is long on dark, dense electro beats and frazzled techno, plus frantic-but-ballsy rhymes that even Brits might have trouble parsing.
  6. 50
    Scattered. [Jul 2007, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. KhalidB
    Aug 12, 2007
    AAMAAZZING release by dizzee, i agree the lily allen and alex turner(arctic monkeys) contributions werent neccesary, But a High light of this album would be Da Feelin' the lyrics are okay, but the beat and samples were Amazing in it, Dizze is an amazing lyricist however, hes making critically acclaimed music that most 30 year olds make (hes 22, on his 3rd cd, all of them thus far were AMAZING).. just bravo dizzeee Expand
  2. RichardC
    Jun 13, 2007
    Wow, what an album. It has everything and sounds like nothing else. Trend settings!
  3. ollyg
    Jun 23, 2007
    At last a uk hip hop mc with a nicly polised album, this reall is that good, it doesnt sound like its been produced in someones basement! Respect to dizzee with a street album with main stream appeal. Expand
  4. matta.
    Jun 13, 2007
    Contrary to some user, this is in fact Dizzee's worst album to date. But that is only his first two albums were two of the most important rap records of all time. Maths & English (notice I've given it a 9), but it does have Dizzee's first truly awful song "Suk My Dick," in addition to a few other throwaway tracks. On the flipside though, we are treated to a few of the finest moments of his career in "Pussyole" "Da Feelin" and "Bubbles." I don't think Dizzee has lost his voice at all with this album. While it is obviously a lot different both in theme and production that Boy In Da Corner, it still has just the perfect amount of grime to keep it interested. Honestly, I can't imagine a better fusion of mainstream hip-hop and grime. Dizzee totally pulls it off and this album is right behind Brother Ali as my favorite hip-hop/rap album of the year so far. Expand
  5. seand
    Jul 29, 2007
    amazing, best hip hop album of the year so far. i like his use of somewhat more conventional American hip hop stylings while still retaining his original sound Expand
  6. RogerT
    Jun 25, 2007
    A return to greatness after the personally rather dissapointing Showtime. Generally packed with tunes although I feel the Artic Monkeys and Lily Allen contibutions were uneccesary. The track Pussyhole (Old Skool) should have you throwing some shapes. Excellent return Expand
  7. JohnD.
    Jun 14, 2007
    Rascit's worst album yet, and far below my expectations. But MAN, is it fun.

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