Who Needs Actions When You Got Words

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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. Q Magazine
    80
    It's [his] spin on social commentary that singles Drew out. [Jul 2006, p.116]
  3. This is one of the most exciting debut albums for sometime.
  4. Vibe
    70
    His cynical and intimate coming-of-age tales are a welcome twist on British rap. [May 2007, p.116]
  5. Mojo
    70
    Its sound remains as confrontational and as provocative as its content. [Aug 2006, p.103]
  6. Nearly every line contains a shock, a sharp intake of breath. To say this album is worth more as a social document than a musical one is no insult.
  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
    10
    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. MyA 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
  2. asas
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    This is an amazing album!!!!!!! You could never mistake Plan B's talent for Eminem, some of you need to chill out and listen to his This is an amazing album!!!!!!! You could never mistake Plan B's talent for Eminem, some of you need to chill out and listen to his lyrics and how he is talking about real issues, they do happen don't be so closed minded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. simong
    Oct 13, 2006
    10
    This is the best thing i've heard in a long time. It's utterly amazing. I just hope it keeps on coming!
  4. SimonP
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    This is one of the best hip hop albums I've heard in years, and anyone who finds his lyrics offensive are clearly missing the point. This is one of the best hip hop albums I've heard in years, and anyone who finds his lyrics offensive are clearly missing the point. Also, comparisons to people like Eminem and Mike Skinner couldn't be any lazier. Expand
  5. JackPumpkinKing
    Sep 25, 2006
    9
    Anyone who shrugs this album off as being an Eminem clone has obviously heard some of the content clocked the fact that he's white and Anyone who shrugs this album off as being an Eminem clone has obviously heard some of the content clocked the fact that he's white and made a snap judgement. If you took two minutes to listen to the lyrics you would hear him scold youths for taking drugs and finding guns cool, both things Eminem has been accused of promoting. If you don't like the songs don't listen to them. But don't go around half cocked talking about copying someone else you cunts. Expand
  6. PatrikE
    Jul 24, 2006
    8
    A powerful and emotive piece of work. It packs a punch and having seen him live it's safe to say he's the real deal. You've A powerful and emotive piece of work. It packs a punch and having seen him live it's safe to say he's the real deal. You've got to at least give it a listen. Expand
  7. mikeskinner
    Jun 30, 2006
    0
    what a loser. this guy thinks he is eminem. totally bit slim shadys style. most unorigional music ive heard.

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