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Not quite as accessible as In The Mode, but still good
on 5 November 2002
Roni Size goes it alone on this album, shedding his Reprazent Crew, and this is certainly an album with the feeling of being made by a solo artist.
It is obvious to see that Mr Size has put hours worth of production and mixing into this album, as one high quality D'N'B tune flows into the next, but there are no lyrics. At all. MC Dynamite's welcome presence is no longer apparent. Now although the Jungle scene isn't neccessarily based around it's vocals, joints like Who Told U? really draw the listener into feeling part of the music as they can sing-a-long, and this album kind of alienates it's listeners because of that.
The highlight of the album has to be track four, Scrambled Eggs, not only because of it's well constructed and painfully mulled-over name, but also because it is a representation of Roni Size at his menacing bouncy best.
This is still amazingly-produced music, with novel and inventive techniques deployed, so I recommend it to any Drum'N'Bass fans. Just don't expect anything commercial (I suppose Roni deserves a pat on the back for not bowing to financial pressures). Or anything that you can sing along with into a hairbrush in front of a mirror.