Winner Stays On - Roll Deep
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  • Summary: The British grime group led by Wiley (Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder also were members) releases its fourth studio album, which features guest appearances by Carla Marie, Jodie Connor, Eva Simons, Tania Foster, Parallel, Cherri V, and Alesha Dixon.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    Winner Stays On proves that crossing over needn't be a terrible business.
  2. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    More quality grime would be nice, but Winner Stays On proves Roll Deep are no longer an underground crew trying to make pop: the charts are there for the taking.
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    60
    Winner Stays On will undoubtedly continue their stratospheric rise from the ghetto to the mainstream, but despite flashes of ingenuity, it's a strangely formulaic and over-familiar listen.
  4. Dec 23, 2010
    60
    The One's meditation on the price of fame is especially good value, but the Ace of Base-style of What Do They Know is hard to forgive. [Jan 2011, p.99]
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    An extended celebration of shopping, partying, and exercising youthful hormones. [Dec 2010, p.114]
  6. 10
    This album is a tribute to enduring a profoundly underwhelming pop star existence. The banality could be forgiven if it included even one decent hook but alas, no.