Songs - Rusko
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  • Summary: The second album from dubstep producer/DJ Christopher Mercer, aka Rusko, features influences from pop, R&B, house, reggae, dancehall, and garage music.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    81
    This is guilt-free bass bliss for a post-genre age.
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    This is the perfect type of album for people who think dubstep is too singular and great proof that there are still possibilities for expansion in the genre.
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    Superb. [May 2012, p.105]
  4. 60
    Songs does not kill Rusko's brostep monster. It just drastically smooths out the edges and makes it a bit more ready for popular consumption.
  5. May 2, 2012
    60
    Mostly it's party music, pure and simple.
  6. Apr 17, 2012
    60
    Songs is solid when it sticks to what it knows best, the crisp beats, playful bass wobbles and shuddering tempo. His commercial experimentations are still hit and miss, enough hit to make these departures worthwhile, but also enough miss to make you wonder if Rusko is out of his comfort zone when he branches out.
  7. Mar 27, 2012
    40
    Although Songs feels consistently summery, it lacks coherence: the diverse elements don't completely gel.

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  1. May 13, 2012
    6
    Rusko on latest publication - "Songs" presents thirteen dubstep compositions drawing from among others D'n'B. However, not all the songs present a good level - there are too much loops messing around the main axis or repeating over and over again the same themes - what can be seen even in the "Somebody To Love". Fortunately songs like "Skanker" or a simple by construction "Opium" save release. Expand