Public Warning

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2006
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27

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  1. JG
    Jan 18, 2007
    5
    Ultimately not enough new material for those who knew she was before she went to America. I also feel shes dummed down some of the tracks for the States moved away from Grime and dark garage beats in favour of 10 a penny beats. But still, I think she got skills, but needs the right canvas
  2. SimonB
    May 14, 2008
    5
    I found her promising, but after getting her album. The result was a blatant "meh". She's good and funny but her songs sound like Eminem material. Even if she claims she isn't to be compared to him, she plays the exact same role he does except more rashly and more teenagery. I know she's 24 or something but she really acts like a teenager. Probably uses this for her image I found her promising, but after getting her album. The result was a blatant "meh". She's good and funny but her songs sound like Eminem material. Even if she claims she isn't to be compared to him, she plays the exact same role he does except more rashly and more teenagery. I know she's 24 or something but she really acts like a teenager. Probably uses this for her image or from her image. Her lyrical prestations are okay. Nothing grand. I don't think she should've aimed for a world-wide market. Probably just stayed in England. Not everybody's ready for an artist that is already hated as she comes on. I find her album's okay and at times just pointlessly bad. So a five is what it deserves. I know she said Jay-Z auditioned her and she passed, but Jay-Z's about as good as they come... And that's not saying much. So I don't know. I think she's a one-hit wonder and her album shows this. She already sonuds like she's half-way through her carreer and is looking for her identity. Buy it if you want, but you'll be dissapointed. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Filter
    36
    A thin and innocuous stretch of yawners. [#22, p.97]
  2. On Public Warning, Lady Sovereign explores the natural edges of her characteristic sound and emerges a more fully-realised artist.
  3. 50
    Her subject matter is goofier, her flow is dumbed down and her beats are staler.