Public Warning - Lady Sovereign
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: The South London grime artist becomes Def Jam's very first female MC with the release of this solo debut LP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. From production to persona, rhymes to flow, Public Warning is almost flawless.
  2. The lyrics here are a lacerating mix of blue collar bile and blue language, little Lady Muck simultaneously waging class and crass warfare.
  3. An exciting introduction to an extraordinary artist captured at just the right time.
  4. 70
    A gleeful, idiosyncratic pastiche. [Nov 2006, p.156]
  5. For every moment that Sov's supreme wit and impeccable cadence is fitfully showcased on Public Warning!, there is a moment when her gifts are squandered amidst anxious beats that try to compete with her huge personality.
  6. Even if Sov doesn't live up to the hype, there is enough quality material on Public Warning to warrant more music from the self-proclaimed "biggest midget in the game."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. Aug 18, 2010
    10
    Some really amazing songs on it. Pretty energetic. Rhymes and flow are great. A lot of catchy tunes that actually have sense. "Those were the days" is my absolute favorite. Expand

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