This is one of my favourite Smith & Mighty albums. I think it's better than their previous album Big World Small World as a whole, being more upbeat, diverse and catchy, and just as great as their first album, Bass Is Maternal. Life Is... is quite urban with high doses of conscious reggae, soul, Jamaican toasting and brit rap. Positive and thoughtful lyrics about life and love, and danceable production of beats, bass and dub.
Definitely worth adding to your collection of trip-hop, reggae, urban and soul albums, and you definitely most have the DJ Kicks Smith & Mighty mix and their drum n bass music from their alternate group name More Rockers Selection 2.