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Method To The Maadness [CD]

Kano Audio CD
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Kano was a post-disco music project formed in 1979 by Italian-based producers/musicians Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga and Matteo Bonsanto. They were early producers of a style of Italian dance music called Italo-disco, a blend of 1970s disco and funk with the addition of synthesizers.
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  • Audio CD (30 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bpm
  • ASIN: B003VW3CNG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,566 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. 2 Left: Topic Of Discussion [Explicit]Kano 4:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Get Wild (Original) [Explicit]Kano feat. Aidonia + Wiley 3:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. iPod Generation [Explicit]Kano0:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Maad [Explicit]Kano 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Spaceship [Explicit]Kano 4:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. UpsideKano feat. Michelle Breeze 3:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. All + All Together [Explicit]Kano feat. Hot Chip 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lady Killer [Explicit]Kano feat. Ghetts 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bassment [Explicit]Kano 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Crazy [Explicit]Kano 3:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Slaves [Explicit]Kano feat. Why Why Peaches 4:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Jenga [Explicit]Kano feat. Vybz Kartel 3:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Dark Days [Explicit]Kano 4:48£0.79  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

When Kano burst from the grime scene to the mainstream with his 2005 debut Home Sweet Home, it seemed like a bona-fide star had thrust his way onto the stage. He was young and charismatic, and tracks like Reload It and the seminal P’s & Q’s showcased his ability to run vocals over a multitude of styles. He was the perfect next step from Dizzee. But he wasn't able to retain his position at the top. Guest spots on various albums, including Chase & Status' More Than Alot and the latest Gorillaz effort, continue to keep his name floating around; but it's with Method to the Maadness, his fourth studio album, that he needs to really push his way back as a solo artist.

The album opens excellently, with a defiant Kano going in hard over the Boys Noize-produced 2 Left: Topic of Discussion, declaring he's happy to play the role of the villain for his critics. Get Wild features Major Lazer-style production, its fuzzy bassline riding perfectly around a trio of vocalists as Kano is joined by grime godfather Wiley and Aidonia. This strong start continues with ASBOs and bus-riding rude boys being pulled apart on MAAD, the East Ham MC doing what he does best: puffing his chest out and getting angry over a guitar-laced beat.

The lure of fame in the X Factor and WAGs generation is dealt with on the Chase & Status-produced Spaceship, this album’s standout track. The typically catchy vibrations of the duo's dubstep basslines build up brilliantly under the vocals yet remain relatively understated, allowing Kano to take centre stage. But standards do drop: Hot Chip fans may love their contributions to All + All Together and Lady Killer, but both end up sounding generic and when Ghetts rides the beat on the latter, it simply doesn't work. Similarly, Bassment plods along without grabbing the attention and Dark Days and Slaves feel like tracks intentionally included to entice those who wouldn't normally listen to Kano.

Kano hasn't reached the peaks of his debut album here, but when it works …Maadness works very well indeed. He's a talented rapper, and his lyrics are on point for the vast majority of the record; but let's hope he works exclusively to his strengths next time instead of trying to be experimental for the sake of it.

--Sam Hesketh

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best UK MC Full Stop! 22 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
This Kano album blew me away right from the 1st time i heard it, to hear such innovation from a UK artist is surprising to say the least, and listening to his lyrics allows you to realise how much effort goes into his music as he is 1 of few Mc's that i know who do not waste a line(Drake, Kanye, Jay-Z) being among the others. Certainly i would not compare his level of talent to any UK mc including Tinie Tempah(don't worry tinie fans, kano has a few years on him yet).
My favourite track is ft. Hot Chip - a truly sensational song that gets you moving and impresses everyone that listens to it but i can asssure you that there is enough variety on this album that all tracks will live long on you're mp3 playlists. Not much else i can say about this apart from the fact that his sound is so refreshingly current and relevant to what the uk scene is all about at the moment is a testament to kanos talent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 11 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
Although this is quite different to Kano's old style albums, I still feel this is a great album, if anyone likes HipHop you will definitely like this album, great buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing album with substance 19 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you like grime, Kano or any music with substance you will love this album. The rapping from Kano is the usual intelligent, skilful and substantial bars we have come to love coupled with a really high standard of producing. I have listened everyday since I got this album for Christmas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 13 Jun 2013
By Liddee
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's really different, but I like different so this was right up my street. Definitely worth a listen, would recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kano = Best of the Best 10 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
Brilliant album, Brilliant artist, simple
Brilliant concept and no doubt this will be the blueprint for future generation of mc's like the rest of Kano's work
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