The Fifth - Dizzee Rascal
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the British grime rapper features guest appearances from Bun B, Jessie J, Sean Kingston, Tinie Tempah, will.i.am, and Robbie Williams.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Oct 1, 2013
    80
    It isn't art, but it is a hit-packed, goofy album that may prove impossible to dislike.
  2. 60
    The Fifth sees Dizzee dropping his aitches between generic, anthemic, autotuned American choruses.
  3. Oct 17, 2013
    60
    Carve out the ultimate party EP, or consider the highlights too high to miss, because this is Dizzee at his breeziest and is best taken in little bits.
  4. Oct 15, 2013
    45
    Not so much a victim of his own success, but an unwillingness to take risks in the name of music.
  5. Oct 16, 2013
    40
    The Fifth sounds like half a dozen different [albums] squashed onto one record. Not good. [Nov 2013, p.115]
  6. Oct 4, 2013
    40
    The list of guest stars includes Jessie J, Robbie Williams and will.i.am, and the album is as overproduced as those names suggest. Worse still, on The Fifth Dizzee Rascal succumbs to the worst stereotypes of rap music.
  7. Oct 3, 2013
    30
    As his flow goes off at a regular double time that his chart-scaling peers can only dislocate their jaws for, Dizzee’s personality shrinks into a tediously shallow pool of female ogling, obeying your thirst and his latest holiday snaps.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 5, 2013
    0
    I am extremely disappointed with this album. It is too commercialized and it is certainly not grime! It is a trashy pop album and shows that Dizzee Rascal wants to make a breakthrough in America which probably will happen because it is commercialized. I loved his first 3 albums and the fourth was okay but this does not even come close to his first three albums. I love Dizzee but this is bad. Expand