This was crazily undervalued at the time of it´s release mainly because this group sit uncomfortably between the hip-hop scene and the type of music you see on extreme sports programmes. Basically they don´t get much credibility from Hip-Hop fans because, "it just ain´t gangsta."
The fact is that they are brilliant. On this record several young starlets of the U.K. scene appear,"starlight," with Root´s Manuva is one of the most lyrically inventive tracks he has recorded. This recorded ambles excellently between biting realism, check out track two and the music that you see when you see this lot live, pure pure funky rhythms.
I love tracks like,"Who´s the realest," and,"Goldrush." There are no words there but it sounds like a very British landscape of our social reality. "The missing suitcase," sounds like something you might hear in a Bond movie, yet it´s strangely infectious.
If you´ve been to university they will have undoubtedly hit your student union at some point. If you´ve never seen them make it a priorty because they´re one of the UK´s most entertaining live acts. Class.
on 27 July 2006
this album is the best the herbaliser has offered me to date, i like every track on it, some more than others, but still it plays from start to finish quite happily , no skipping.
nailed... buy this cd or miss out on something quite brilliant
on 14 February 2001
I'd bought this after hearing "8-point agenda" expecting more of the same, but this is different. A pleasant surprise you might say! Featuring Mc's and Dj's from all over, such as Roots Manuva in 'Starlight'. There's a useful track for all you ladies out there ('The Sensual Woman') as well as some of the most chilled noises to come out of my stereo.