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  • Audio CD (12 May 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sunday Best Recordings
  • ASIN: B0016OMGA6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,225 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. The Beat That My Heart Skippeddan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Developmentdan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Look For The Womandan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rapper's Battledan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tommy Cdan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 4:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fixeddan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Anglesdan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Letter From God To Mandan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Magician's Assistantdan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Back From Helldan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Thou Shalt Always KillDan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip 5:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Waiting For The Beat To Kick In?dan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 6:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Thou Shalt Always Kill - De La Edit [Explicit]dan le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

Upon first listen some dismissed Thou Shalt Always Kill as a new version of Baz Luhrmann's utterly hateful Sunscreen, aimed squarely at ironically-coiffured Shoreditch residents. Repeated hearings actually revealed the debut Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip single to be a lyrically dexterous celebration of independent thinking and hilarious condemnation of lazy bandwagon-jumping. It also included arguably the greatest line of 2007, ''Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry''.

Although !Kill became an alt-anthem in spite of itself, it could have easily been the last eager fans heard of Essex MC Pip and production ace Le Sac, were it not for their abilities behind both microphone and mixing desk.

Pip, the man with the densest, most imposing beard in UK rap, has a similarly formidable set of rhymes that delight throughout Angles. On Development, Scroobius praises Mos Def for rhyming the alphabet, before a mid-song switching of beat sees him rap the periodic table to hilarious and exhilarating effect.

This smart spitting, redolent of a suburban Skinny Man or more long-in-the-tooth Mike Skinner, is used to effectively elicit poignancy on Tommy and most notably on Magician's Assistant. While a moody soundscape sounds like a scary stagger away from consciousness, Pip chats about self-harm. The result is a better anti-suicide ode than REM's Everybody Hurts.

Le Sac's production highlights include cutting Dizzee Rascal grime beats into Fixed, meaty trance throbs on the malevolent shoplifting tale of the title track and his inspired use of a sample from Radiohead's Planet Telex on Letter From God To Man. It's to his credit there's as much deft imagination in the music as there is in the lyrics.

Few could have expected this album to include more than a couple of passable songs on the back of what seemed like a novelty hit. That Angles is worthy of careful, repeated listens is as pleasant a surprise as a hangover-free Saturday. --Lou Thomas

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alan the Kaz on 1 Jun 2008
Format: Audio CD
London-based duo Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip finally delivery their debut album, offering a much needed alternative to British Hip-Hop. Without wishing to undermine Dan Le Sac's excellent skill at providing sound effects and beats, there's no denying that the major draw to this combination is the incredibly talented bearded rapper, Scroobius Pip. Tackling subjects ranging from the state of UK Hip-Hop, to the concept of beauty, to depression and suicide, Scroobius Pip's lyrics are both very deep and often extremely clever.

The highlight of the album is "Letter From God to Man", an anti-war song that beautifully samples Radiohead's "Planet Telex" while brilliantly demonstrating the lyrically angry side of Scroobius Pip. Alternatively, the harrowing and deeply moving "Magician's Assistant" shows Pip's anguish and depression, "Tommy" develops on his humour and wit, while the closing chapter of "Waiting for the Beat to Kick In" showcases the beauty in his lyrics clearer than in any other track. At the same time, radio-friendly tracks such as "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" and the excellent "Thou Shalt Always Kill" show a completely different side to the bearded rapper.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr Gonzo on 4 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
Have heard about half the album through various sources online and haven't been this impressed with an album for a long time. Lyrics are cleaver, witty and often touching and the beats are full of hooks that won't leave your head for days.

There will be obvious comparisons to The Streets but in my opinion, Dan and Pip are far superior.

The stand out tracks on the album are Look for the Woman, Beat that My Heart Skipped and Tommy C.

I can't recommend this highly enough, I suggest you give it a go.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. K. Sutton on 4 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
After hearing quite sometime ago the lyrically brilliant `Thou Shalt Always Kill' by Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip I always wondered if these two would do an album proper and low and behold here it is. `Angles' is simply fantastic, if `The Streets' are hip-rap then this is punk-rap, beat poetry with humour and edge. If you have heard the first single and wondered like me how they could stretch the idea to 13 tunes, don't worry, they can and do very well, making this record a joy from start to finish. As well as heartfelt tunes like `Beat that my heart skipped', there's the interesting juxtaposition of Tommy cooper and relationships in `Tommy C' and a fantastic use of samples in `Fixed' (Fix up look sharp) and `Letter from God to man' (Planet Telex). Never shy of dealing with dark subjects the humour and forked wit balance out the harsher moments especially the 11 minute 3 part tale that closes the record. It's easy to make comparisons to `The Streets' because of Dan's vocal delivery but the beats owe more to the likes of Mark B and Blade or Money Mark, but that said this pair do seem to have a style all of their own. If you like semi-spoken word sticking to the man, woman and child music with a message, that doesn't take itself too seriously then you will probably get a lot from this album. Taking in styles ranging from funk, hip-hop, R&B, soul and dance expect to hear this a loads as the summer approaches and people start to realise just how much fun Dan and Scroobius are, it's the DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince its ok to like.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. STANMORE on 13 Feb 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is the most unique album ive ever heard. I hope artists start to follow this type of hip-hop, instead of talking about guns drugs etc..., im not sure you can compare this to any other band tho, Fantastic album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Hussey on 23 Mar 2009
Format: Audio CD
I only recently discovered this gem of an album, I just wish I had before :)

Funky tunes with an old school feel that at times reminds me of things like Schooly D, Young MC and then right across to early Mantronix. Lyrics are sharp, funny and thought provoking.

Quality stuff.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jrhartley on 30 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Obviously the album isn't out yet, but between the music that Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip have made available on their myspace and seeing them live, I've heard three quarters of the material. I think they are great and on the basis of the 8 songs I've heard on this album already, the album should be too. For those unfamiliar, Scroobius Pip is a poet / spoken word artist, Dan Le Sac operates the mac next to him, intently working like a little chimp during the live shows, adding vocals and live samples throughout. In terms of content - a little bit like The Streets - in the sense that its very much lyrical story-telling, a lot of the songs have a defined beginning, middle and end. Unlike Mike Skinner though, Scroobius sings / talks about things a little bit more important than dope and Playstations - the duo don't shy away from dark material such as self-harm, revenge attacks, whilst equally carrying a sort of healthy irreverence to the industry and their peers which is refreshing: "The Beatles - just a band, The Pixies - just a band, Radiohead - just a band". Equally, they are able to highlight through their music some beauty in things occasionally overlooked - Tommy C recounts how people were laughing during the great comedian's on-stage curtain call on life, and how beautiful it is that he could even make people laugh to the last. Surprisingly poignant.

They are not afraid to get political and use their lyrics as a weapon, which I think should be true of any artist with integrity and conviction. And that's the thing about these two - Scroobius Pip's lyrics are intelligent, well-crafted, meaningful, hugely topical and spectacularly delivered. The words almost bore into your psyche, an unprocessed powerful truth about today. This promises, on the grounds on their myspace material and live gigs, to be an outstanding debut album.

They are just a band though, so let's not get carried away, eh? 9.13/10.0
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