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Universal acclaim- based on 189 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the debut disc for the 18-year-old London-based rapper (born Dylan Mills), who has been heralded by (among others) Uncut magazine as "good as any MC currently active on Earth."

Top Track

Fix Up, Look Sharp
Stupid Fix up look sharp Don't make me pick up with sign get park Hear the bang, see the spark Duck down, lay down just Fix up look sharp Don't... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It is an album that can be loved as both an achievement and an experience, a document and a revelation; it is simultaneously a problem to be solved and a spectacle to simply witness.
  2. Mojo
    100
    Brilliantly original. [Aug 2003, p.106]
  3. Dizzee's despairing wail, focused anger, and cutting sonics places him on the front lines in the battle against a stultifying Britain, just as Pete Townshend, Johnny Rotten, and Morrissey have been in the past.
  4. Startling, tirelessly powerful, and full of unlimited dimensions.
  5. One of the most refreshing hip-hop records in quite some time.
  6. On a level of pure listening enjoyment, Boy In Da Corner isn't quite an Original Pirate Material; but it does succeed in establishing that Dizzee Rascal deserves a place right at the forefront of the UK Urban movement.
  7. Urb
    70
    Dizzee's production style is impressive.... His flow is urgent and coherent. [Mar 2004, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 107
  2. Negative: 7 out of 107
  1. danl
    Oct 18, 2003
    10
    Dis album is fresh, fly and frenzied! Cant get enuf of dis s*it! Dizzee is simply da best! Roll Deeeep!
  2. ObinnaP
    Aug 20, 2003
    10
    this is has to be only just the illest garage album in history
  3. Jan 26, 2012
    10
    The best album i have ever heard. Tells many different stories which rappers seem to lack. The sound is just great and would recommend to anyThe best album i have ever heard. Tells many different stories which rappers seem to lack. The sound is just great and would recommend to any rap fan especially UK rap fans. Expand
  4. TKillah
    Jan 30, 2004
    10
    Hard to tha core, a boy is flyin high. Copd that cd in canada. G'd up shit. Big up dizzee, keep it underground 4eva. Rool deep.
  5. jimz
    May 28, 2004
    10
    this album is the biznuss!@! shouts from au
  6. [Anonymous]
    Nov 21, 2006
    10
    first of all: this is a GRIME album, so all you guys chattin bout hip hop or garage and tryin to rate it by those standards better shh hut first of all: this is a GRIME album, so all you guys chattin bout hip hop or garage and tryin to rate it by those standards better shh hut yuh muh. "boy in the corner" is a genre-defining masterpiece, one of the first releases able to catch the raw energy of grime on record, and probably the very first one to do so in a commercially successful way. Expand
  7. Maestro
    Jun 29, 2004
    0
    Wow, am I the only one who isn't feeling this? The instruments are dated, Pacman-esque burps and chirps. Matched with a flow, while Wow, am I the only one who isn't feeling this? The instruments are dated, Pacman-esque burps and chirps. Matched with a flow, while clever, is infinitely clouded not by Rascal's slang, but his seal bark delivery. Unlistenable, aside from "Fix Up..." Expand

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