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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best album of 2001
In a year when album after album instanly impressed with production sheen and wham bam hooks , only to pall rapidly , this is the one that actually got better and better with every listen . It's hip hop , but its so much more than that , seamlessly mixing in techno , dub and drum and bass influences as the lyrics conjure up a world of London street mystics. Operating from...
Published on 8 Jan. 2002 by andymurdo@aol.com

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars -------swe~_S
As far as I'm concerned, "Witness" is THE British hip hop anthem; a razor blade-ripped cyclone of a track, ideal for Roots Manuva to rap about beans on toast over (yes, it's that lyrical reference again). The rest varies from quite good to good. "Ital Visions" and "Evil Rabbit" predate Burial by a good five years when it comes to transferring the atmosphere of a...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very unique album, 10 May 2013
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Mr. D. A. Cure "Sir Danalot" (Droitwich) - See all my reviews
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Real range of styles going on here - yet a very British feel tying them all together...I would recommend this to anyone into artists such as Sneaker PImps, Goldie and the Cinematic Orchestra...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 22 Mar. 2014
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I bought this along with "brand new second hand." It is truly a stunning album. The tunes are brilliant, and Roots mix of singing, rap and ragga is truly unique. Amazing.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem for anyone who likes honesty in their music..., 4 Jun. 2002
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Not only is this the finest solo hip hop album to ever come from the UK (only Skitz's Contryman is a better album overall), but it is a work of unrivalled honesty and a beauty to listen to. All the kids in the UK should be listening to this. Every reference is to something I understand, every twist of the tongue both revalatory in its power of delivery and impact, but also directly from OUR dialect and vernacular. You want to hear the real language and preoccupations of an inspired British MC? Look no further...
Don't worry if you find it a bit wierd the first times you hear it- that's just your brain reacting to something it doesn't have to deal with very often: originality!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good., 14 Jun. 2014
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Up there with the classics of the era. Unapologetic, confident and few of the usual annoying clichés associated with this genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Sept. 2014
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Not much to say about this album, it speaks for itself!. It's quality, inventive, it's Roots Manuva.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 May 2015
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great album, tunes of the old days, will buy more soon.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a must buy!, 25 April 2005
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A. Mustafa "yodaman_x" (London) - See all my reviews
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If you want ho's, guns and gold chains then this is not for you. However if you want to listen to good HipHop and more generally good music then any one of Roots Manuva's three albums are a must buy! Funky, fresh, intelligent HipHop, and its British too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It just keeps getting better...., 14 Aug. 2001
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WOW! Here was I thinking Brand New Second Hand was a tough act to follow and managing my expectations so that this release wouln't disappoint. As if. This boy is on a roll: if his live performances weren't generating enough excitement already, this release is certain to cement the brilliant Rodney King's place firmly at the top of the Brit-Hop scene. Those who thought BNSH was a bit dirty, low-fi and inaccessable will find this much more approachable: King's inventive and unique rhyming style is complemented brilliantly by fat electro beats and the hooks are guaranteed to make your head bob. Those who are already converted will find in this outstanding release a logical progression from BNSH with even more juicy cuts to chew over. The whole album is exemplary, but if I had to pick a couple of favourites, the first single, Witness, and Join the Dots (with Chali 2na from J5) are strikingly good. In short, if Hip Hop, Dub, Electro or Breakbeat floats your boat, you're bound to like this: any fresher & it'd still be on the tree!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring in places, 23 Aug. 2001
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pusser@another.com (East Stour, England) - See all my reviews
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I was really anticipating the release of Roots new album. Sure enough, I put the CD in and it didn't disappoint. From No Strings through till Ital Visions this was sounding like a really good album. After Ital Visions though the beats became confused and pop like. It was straying away from hip-hop. Evil Rabbit, Witness(1 hope), Sinny Sin Sins and Ital Visions all have inspiring, dark, mystical beats that really define Roots Manuva's capabilities. Cuts from Destiny's Child's Independent Woman and Craig David's Seven Day's just show the varities of sounds on the album. This is easily the best UK hip-hop album I've heard, but if you want something a bit more special I suggest you go international with the likes of Foreign Legion and Peanut Butter Wolf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Dec. 2014
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Cheers! Top C.D.
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