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  • Summary: There's at least one guest vocalist on each of the 18 tracks on this latest solo outing from electronic producer Roni Size.
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  1. 80
    Roni really hits home near the end, the last seven tracks making the album purchase (and the wait) more than worth it. [Dec 2004, p.110]
  2. It's well produced and mixed, but lacks the edge to make it really interesting.
  3. He's trying to simultaneously stretch and stay true to his roots. It's a hard balancing act to pull off, and he's only partially successful.
  4. While collaborations with the likes of Viktor Duplaix ("Pull Up"), Rahzel ("Out of Breath") and British MC's Darrison ("Time") and Dynamite MC ("No More") provide interesting listens, nothing here is as revolutionary as such Roni Size classics as "New Forms" or Breakbeat Era's "Ultra Obscene."
  5. Size has merely moved from the coffee tables of the last century into the elevators of the next. [30 Oct 2004, p.65]
  6. 50
    Varies immensely in quality. [Dec 2004, p.137]
  7. This album could easily have been released in the mid-Nineties, when Size and his V Records crew pointed the way forward. Ten years later, it is just a skittery nostalgia trip.

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  1. F4b
    May 22, 2005
    7
    Not his best work, but one of the most multi-directional. Nice.