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  • Summary: The third solo album for the Eski-Beat/Grime UK artist.
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  1. It's about the best a studio grime album can be.
  2. With Playtime Is Over Wiley is finally living up to his reputation by achieving consistency without becoming mediocre; delivering a steady, honed set that's sharp enough to split flesh from bone.
  3. Apr 26, 2011
    80
    Across the album, there is not much advancement production-wise, yet there is just enough contrast that it does not make like Treddin' on More Thin Ice.
  4. Wiley has kept his formula mostly intact: skittering, hiccuping bounce rhythms, synths that sound like a turbocharged Super Nintendo with a subwoofer attached, and a manic, borderline-toasting flow that plows through everything in its path.
  5. 60
    Beatwise, Playtime culls Wiley's best dubs from the last year, with tracks like 'Bow E3' and '50/50' flexing textbook mastery over grime's sludgy polyrhythm.
  6. 60
    Wiley only occassionally departs from the script. [Oct 2007, p.112]
  7. Just cold, robotic electro beats with Wiley's aggressive cockney flows on the usual subjects.

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