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  • Audio CD (15 Nov 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B003O7Z1AK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,362 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Take The World
2. In My System
3. Famous
4. Tomorrow
5. Gangsta?
6. Stereo Sun
7. Second Chance
8. Never Know
9. Game Over
10. Let It Rain
11. Remember
12. Together
13. Till The End
14. My Last Try
15. Walk This Road

Product Description

CD Description

Third Strike is the "prince of grime" Tinchy Stryder's third studio album and explores the impact success has had on his life since the days of growing up in Bow, East London. The album includes a mix of harder street tracks such as "Gangsta?", coupled with the kind of catchy, radio friendly singles like "In My System" and "Second Chance" that have become Tinchy’s signature. Production comes courtesy of Fraser T Smith and Nathan Retro and Third Strike features guest artists such as Melanie Fiona on "Let it Rain", Bluey Robinson on "Tomorrow" and "Game Over" featuring Tinie Tempah.

BBC Review

Tinchy Stryder's ascension from grime crew Ruff Sqwad's squeaky-voiced 14-year-old gimmick to one of Britain's biggest pop stars may have taken a decade – but the past two years have been meteoric for him. Third Strike aims, first and foremost, to maintain the momentum set by 2009's crossover album Catch 22.

This comes at the expense of any surprises or twists, though. Tinchy seems content to consolidate his territory with more of the same. The album piles on faux-inspirational choruses, platitudes about perseverance and empty, vague yearning relentlessly. Trebly electro synths and needless Auto-Tune is slathered over the production like cheap icing: light and shade are eschewed. Tinchy's dogged flow fits the aesthetic, but fails to elevate it: an unthreatening likeability has been the key to his crossover, and he mostly sticks firmly to bland nice-guy roles in lieu of having anything memorable to say or ways in which to say it.

It wouldn't be so disappointing if Tinchy hadn't already proved himself capable of better – and as on Catch 22, there are a couple of cuts on Third Strike on which he cuts loose, both musically and lyrically. Gangsta? twists and turns with genuine energy, Tinchy suddenly sounding hungry and full of life. Even better, the grimy, bass-heavy beat of Game Over provides the base for a menacing posse cut that brings the best out of all involved – and it must surely be cause for optimism that it was chosen as a single above some of Third Strike's less inspiring moments. Let's hope this foreshadows what could still be a brilliant career.

--Alex Macpherson

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shaz118 on 17 Jan 2011
Format: Audio CD
This album is brilliant. I first bought his last album 'Catch 22' and found it to be very good so decided to buy this album 'Third Strike'. I liked Tinchy Stryder because of his relatively 'clean' rap about his life, fans etc. This album I feel is a bit darker where it sounds more gangster.
The GOOD: An amazing line up of featured artists such as tinnie tempah, professor Green, Eric Turner, Chipmunk...
The BAD: A bit more gangster than last album with some tracks using the slang 'n****r'

OVERALL: If you liked his last album then definetely buy this one as its still great! If you didnt like his last album then STILL buy this one because it has some different style tracks. All in all if you like ANY of Tinchy Stryder songs then definetely GET THIS ALBUM because EVERY song sounds like it should be a hit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shawn on 31 Dec 2010
Format: Audio CD
Its not like his previos album. Its more grime and dance inoraited, the album may grow on you. Tinchys updated styled album may be one to get....... if it ever goes on offer or is either under 6 pound.
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By Malcolm Hesketh on 13 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Mint CD, Mint Cover, Mint Artist/s, Awesome Song/s, Well Played, Nothing entirely wrong with this CD, Reason for buying it cos i loved this Person's/Peoples Music.
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The aptly named Third Strike is Tinchy's third full studio album and it`s a cracker! I got into Tinchy Stryder after listening to Number 1 with N-Dubz and then after I heard You're not alone I went ahead and bought Catch 22 which I loved from the start. Tinchy's clever lyrics and catchy well-balanced tunes won me over and I've never looked back! After hearing Catch 22 and how many amazing songs were on that album I thought it was going to be hard to beat. Although this album took a little bit of growing on me before I could fully appreciate it, it's a great album. Whereas Catch 22 was a lot more pop sounding and attention grabbing this album's songs are more toned down but still strong. It also seems to me like there were more songs on Catch 22 about relationships and stuff whereas this album seems to focus more on Tinchy's career and how he made it.

The album artwork with Tinchy's reflection on a tower block says it all. It's big and it grabs your attention just like the music. I like the symbol which is featured on the CD and the artwork is pretty cool but I'm not impressed about there being no full song lyrics in the booklet unlike with the last album. That would've been appreciated.

The album kick-starts with Take the world which is a pretty ambitious title to start us off and it doesn't disappoint. It's got big sounds and a great chorus with some very nice vocals from Bridget Kelly. When I first heard the 1st single In my system I was definitely not impressed but after listening to it on the album the song's definitely grown on me and it's a pretty catchy tune with a welcome appearance by one Jodi Connor (even though she`s not credited for it on the back of the album). Famous is one of the strongest and my favourite song on the album.
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