Craig Skinner

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 62% (18 of 29)
Location: Sheffield, UK
Birthday: 8 May

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,706,887 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 29
Rise of The Fenix (CD/DVD Deluxe) ~ Tenacious D
The long-awaited third album from the brothers D is by far their strongest and most accomplished, musically and lyrically in my opinion. Having been a huge D fan for a long time, I did hope that this album wouldn't disappoint and it certainly doesn't - if you're already a fan then this is more great comedy rock (although with more emphasis on rock and less on comedy this time around) to indulge in, if you're not familiar with Tenacious D but are a fan of Jack Black's style and delivery then I urge you to listen to this album.
The more listens I give Rize of the Phoenix, the more I like it and the more I get the songs stuck in my head: this album is even better than the previous two… Read more
Showtime ~ Dizzee Rascal
Showtime ~ Dizzee Rascal
4.0 out of 5 stars Grimy..., 19 Feb 2012
With sparse - and often almost discordant - beats, coupled with Dizzee's LDN style aggressive rapping, this is certainly grime at it's best.

I do feel it's a shame there's the odd 'cheesy' moment like the 'Happy Talk' sample in 'Dream', but then again Dizzee's vocals and lyrics are strong enough for the track to maintain it's credibility (besides, I don't think he's taking himself too seriously on that particular track!).

'Showtime' is not quite as accessible as you might hope for the 2nd album from a Mercury Music Prize winner but does grow stronger and more enjoyable with each listen.
Singles "Stand Up Tall" and "Graftin'" stand out as a little more mainstream… Read more
Stereo Typical ~ Rizzle Kicks
Stereo Typical ~ Rizzle Kicks
5.0 out of 5 stars Not so typical., 19 Feb 2012
I was highly anticipating this album before I heard it in full - 'Down With the Trumpets' is one of my favourite tracks of 2011, and I'd watched all the videos on YouTube more times than I can count (actually a little surprised more of the 'covers' don't appear on the album - 'Price tag', 'You need me', 'Fly me to the moon' etc).

'Stereo Typical' doesn't disappoint, however.
Rizzle Kicks are two young lads from Brighton, rapping and singing about life through their eyes (drinking, smoking, girls and life in general, intertwined with that essential in rap and hip-hop: cockiness), over some really cracking music (and these are varied beats too, from quite guitar based to… Read more

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