Tongue N' Cheek - Dizzee Rascal
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  • Summary: The latest album for the British grime artist features Armand Van Helden, Calvin Harris, Chrome, Shy FX, and Tiesto.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
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  1. All in all, Dizzee hasn't gone all out to make an artistic masterpiece, but it doesn't make the slightest bit of difference.
  2. It's been a long time coming, but Brit-rap's first genuinely huge album is here. [Oct 2009, p.104]
  3. 80
    Where Dizzee Rascal's deliberately diverse third album "Maths & English" found him flirting with more mainstream pop styles, this leaner, punchier fourth record comsummates that union to entirely gratisfying effect. [Oct 2009, p.96]
  4. He sounds damn good over trashy, flashy electro that manages to keep pace with cadences as hyperactive as his own, and, above all, he's way more fun than he's often given credit for.
  5. The beats on Tongue N’ Cheek are still raw, clamorous and unpredictable, but in a springy, primary-coloured way.
  6. Tongue's paradox is that the more Dizzee and his collaborators don't work, the more the album does.
  7. While Tongue ‘N Cheek is easily more instantly gratifying than Rascal’s previous albums, it lacks the unique perspective and replay value of his more nuanced work.

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  1. Dec 31, 2010
    9
    Brilliant album. He completely represents grime music in a brilliant way.