Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Apr 14, 2011
    From this irrepressible debut, we can deduce that Katy B is a genuinely exciting UK urban vocal talent, the like of which we haven't seen in some time.
  2. Apr 14, 2011
    On A Mission is the sound of the dancefloor being brought to the pop charts.
  3. 83
    Her sleek, sassy debut comes off like the Spice Girls for hipsters. [23 Sep 2011, p.79]
  4. Katy B shows she's a vital voice to the smaller UK bass scene and her pop imbued form of garage has enough substance and personality to back her play for something bigger.
  5. Apr 14, 2011
    There's enough stylistic extension here that Katy finds a way to transcend enough signifiers to call herself pop above anything else.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 16, 2011
    this album is great....its like a variety of everything put together and its an album that deserves all the recognition. Every song is unique and you can just keep listening to it over and over. This is a great debut album. Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    'On A Misson' Is the amazing and fabulous debut from East London Funky House Princess, Katy B. Complete with gritty dub beats, UK Funky and Garage, 'On A Mission' Is more than a 'Dance/Electronic' Album. It's an album that will never leave you bored and keep you spinning all day and night. Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2012
    This debut from Katy B is not just a collection of clubbangers or party music. It is far more than that. It manages to translate the club ambient into the pop music world without getting hollow or common, but dazzling and funny. She has her own words and ways to make dubstep/electro-pop, as it shows in 'Broken Record', 'Witches Brew' and 'Katy on a mission', this last one combining some R&B and 'Bjorkism'. It's a freshness never seen before, and she's paving her way to the top. Full Review »