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25 April 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 25 April 2011
  • Release Date: 25 April 2011
  • Label: Sunday Best
  • Copyright: 2011 Sunday Best Recordings
  • Total Length: 50:33
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B004VB7XVS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,873 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J Bloomfield on 14 Feb. 2012
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This is the first review I have ever bothered to write on Amazon; this album is superb and deserves as wide an audience as possible.

Kate Tempest is a young, white, female rapper from South London. She is also a dazzling and stunningly articulate poet (search Youtube for her videos "Renegade" and "Teens Speech" for examples). She quotes major influences as The Wu Tang Clan and William Blake.

This is the debut album of her band, The Sound of Rum. With the tough, gritty nature of London life as a backdrop, Tempest's lyrics are intelligent, inspirational, insightful, beautiful and funny.

If you thought Eminem could spit a fast, complex rap then wait till you hear Tempest. This girl is incredibly talented and due to go a long way. The band are fantastic, the production slick and every song is strong.

The stand-out track for me is Concrete Pigeon; on which Tempest is joined by another excellent rapper, Polar Bear. This is, literally, one of the best songs I've heard in years, in any genre of music.

Buy this album! You will not regret it. I've listened to it hundreds of times since I bought it. And I'm not even a rap fan.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Greenaway on 2 Feb. 2012
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I don't buy much music in today's terrible economy but this was one of the few albums I did, sound of rum are simply amazing and I hope they inspire millions just as they have me. Kate especially, her voice really grows on you and her lyrics feel like candy for the soul, awesome stuff. This album was worth every penny and I wish sound of rum all the best in spreading their message - for the good of humanity!...If there is any humanity left! Maybe if the lyrics are heard in this masterpiece the humanity might reignite...Hopefully. Peace!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By allaboutmadonna on 17 Jun. 2014
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I have only very recently become aware of Kate Tempest,having been listening to Radio 6 I was fortunate enough to hear a sample track from `everybody down`.
My interest was roused,and set about finding out more information on this young lady.
This purchase is the result of that interest,once I realised that she had teamed up with these two young lads who in their own right manage to pull off miracles here.
I have for years,been aware of the brilliance of John Cooper Clarke`s verbal dexterity and style of delivery so I am not altogether ignorant.Plus his musical backdrops are superb.
This release from S.O.R is absolute cerebral expansion of the highest order though.
The timing,idiosyncratic semantic intricacies and musical backdrop combined make for heady stuff.
I have not heard such a powerfully emotional song as `Icarus` since Madonna`s `The Power Of Goodbye`,possibly due to the fact that I can personally relate to the message.
But I suppose that many many listeners will find immense depth in each song as it gradually unfolds in their mind and how the brilliance of Kate`s insight along with her wonderful pacing will leave them gasping to hear it again and again ad infinitum.Plus her husky voice is just so immediate.
It is impossible to get worn out with the rap because the messages are so deliciously intelligent and all knowing.
And equally astonishing is the jazzy funky rythms of the percussive,guitar and keyboard . . .
Rather an advanced soundscape all in all.
I am absolutely thrilled that I have managed to secure a ticket to see Kate live this November in London . .
It is a real shame that I have not seen S.O.R as the footage of them on YouTube looks excellent.
I do not know if S.O.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By topi on 21 Jun. 2012
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Kate Tempest and crew weave it together beautifully - her words and energy are wonderful as always, supported by minimal flowing music. Go see her live at any chance you get - she's an amazing lady
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emma on 31 Oct. 2013
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Amazing intelligent Uk Hip hop- well worth buying. Listened on repeat for days and have played to anyone who has visited. Inspiring and uplifting.
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A brilliant LP, amazing inspiring lyrics, cool meaningful original beats and guitar, at times hints of Crass mixed with Scroobius Pip shaken up, twisted and laid down blissfully, unique.
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