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  • Summary: 'Actions' is the first album for UK grime artist Plan B (aka Ben Drew), who has drawn comparisons to both Eminem and The Streets' Mike Skinner (which often happens when you are white and kinda rap), although his music is more eclectic than either of those artists.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. You would call Drew the most exciting rapper Britain has produced since Dizzee Rascal, if that didn't sound like such faint praise.
  2. It's [his] spin on social commentary that singles Drew out. [Jul 2006, p.116]
  3. This is a valuable record from a troubling and potentially vital new voice.
  4. B continues to acquit himself admirably on purely technical terms, wrapping a slow, slithering tongue around the quick stabs of his guitar.
  5. 70
    Its sound remains as confrontational and as provocative as its content. [Aug 2006, p.103]
  6. There's more fear and loathing on Ben Drew's first album than in a year's worth of Daily Mail headlines.
  7. Much of the CD is pretty unpleasant, with bleak music that sounds less than innovative and a load of self-important shock rhymes that try too damn hard.

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  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 7 out of 36
  1. Oct 5, 2013
    A very dark and powerful album which will give you goosebumps. His dark lyrics and flow are amazing and his guitar playing just adds to it. My favourite British artist right now. Expand

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