This Is My Demo

  • Record Label: All City
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2006
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. He exudes a level of charisma matched only by Ludacris on a global scale.
  2. There are minor moments when Demo's slight r&b hooks miss and when Sway deviates too far from his good-natured strengths, but the lion's share is ace-- thoughtful but not pedantic, funny but not stupid, sincere but not treacly, realistic but not boring.
  3. This will end up flying off the shelves for sure.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    Strikes a winning formula of DIY integrity and big bucks sheen. [Mar 2006, p.110]
  5. Mojo
    80
    His supersonic flow frequently dazzles, yet he remains intelligible and intelligent throughout. [Mar 2006, p.106]
  6. Spin
    80
    An eclectic vanguard sound. [Jul 2006, p.88]
  7. There's no denying Sway's dazzling verbal chops and it's not just the speed and flow of his delivery that impresses.... His musical backdrops, however, are very much less adventurous and anyone looking to "This Is My Demo" for grime's trademark, darkly paranoid, tacheometric beats will be disappointed.
  8. New Musical Express (NME)
    70
    Overloaded with laugh-out-loud lyrical gobbets, intelligent production and tunes that straddle commerciality and the street. [28 Jan 2006, p.34]
  9. Uncut
    70
    The occasional ordinary moment confirms a suspicion that Sway only really excels when he's playing the comic foil. [Mar 2006, p.88]
  10. A quality contemporary UK rap album with equal shares of bleepy, futuristic and poppy, everyday music and plenty of singing to support a rapper that clearly isn't just rapping because everyone else is. Still, there's room for improvement.
  11. There's a feeling that This Is My Demo is just geared too much towards the commercial audience.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. wishmasterownsmysoul
    Feb 15, 2009
    8
    Brilliant! Rap, grime, R&B, hip-hop...he has blended everything so well, striking the right balance. His lyrical skills are intimidating to Brilliant! Rap, grime, R&B, hip-hop...he has blended everything so well, striking the right balance. His lyrical skills are intimidating to say the least...he knows his strengths and he uses them to the optimum. truly breaking new grounds in music. Great subject matter too, narrated in a funny, almost satirical manner. If he contnues making brilliant albums, i might even include in the all time great rappers just for his flow!! Highlights: Hype boyz & this is my demo. Full Review »
  2. KevinH
    Feb 19, 2007
    10
    Sway is rediculous. insane lyricist.
  3. Sweetzous.a.s.a.a
    Dec 11, 2006
    10
    Basiclly ma guy is just weighty i dnt care wat any one says bout him.