Original Pirate Material

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 150

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  1. LeonW.
    Jul 30, 2002
    0
    intolerable rubbish thats a chor to listen to. definately one of the most overrated albums of the year. Don't bother!
  2. ShineR
    Oct 7, 2002
    2
    Obnoxious blather piled over dated loops and sfx. I don't understand all the acclaim. Is it a british thing?
  3. MarkG
    Jan 25, 2008
    2
    I'm mystified by people who call this 'music' timeless. I struggle to think of a record more explicitly grounded in time and place for its resonance. Hopefully when people have stopped injecting themselves with heroin, finding lyrics about chips and lager 'meaningful' and generally just labeling anything as 'genius' as long as it comes from a working I'm mystified by people who call this 'music' timeless. I struggle to think of a record more explicitly grounded in time and place for its resonance. Hopefully when people have stopped injecting themselves with heroin, finding lyrics about chips and lager 'meaningful' and generally just labeling anything as 'genius' as long as it comes from a working class background, maybe we can all evolve... Collapse
  4. MattE
    Oct 14, 2002
    3
    never before have i anticapted an album so much and been so disappointed. it may be original, i don't know, but nonetheless, its crap.
  5. StephenC
    Feb 7, 2005
    1
    Ooof, Now you might think that, that was a good ooof but it aint. This is an abysmal album. They call him a poet...What? Mr Skinner is a chav with no musical intuition whatsoever.
  6. JamesV
    Apr 8, 2009
    0
    Music for those that know nothing about music.
  7. BrianL
    Apr 25, 2008
    0
    Some silly brit speaking childish rhymes off paper with garage beats. Critics confuse me. Along with everyone who gave this album above a 7.
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Original Pirate Material is England's first great hip-hop record mostly because it isn't a hip-hop record. It's hard to say exactly what it is.
  2. An album whose scope, diversity, wit and heart make it instantly the best album of 2002.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    While Original Pirate Material isn't as good as the U.K. press hyperbole would have us believe, it does prove that sentiment and sincerity are more interesting than slickness and skills. [Dec 2002, p.96]