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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Debut
When Neneh Cherry burst onto the scene in 1989 with this superb debut, she really did open the gates for the many hip-hop artists who found a wider audience in her wake. What set Cherry apart at the time, however, and still sets her apart in retrospect today, is the quality of the writing, which is front and centre above the spot-on musical production that lies...
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1.0 out of 5 stars ho hum
When i was eleven this was an awesome album... now its aged badly and fairly mediocre. There is no denying the genius of buffalo stance or manchild although the rest of the album is left wanting.
Published on 5 Jan 2005 by Richard J. Hannan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Debut, 2 Nov 2012
This review is from: Raw Like Sushi (Audio CD)
When Neneh Cherry burst onto the scene in 1989 with this superb debut, she really did open the gates for the many hip-hop artists who found a wider audience in her wake. What set Cherry apart at the time, however, and still sets her apart in retrospect today, is the quality of the writing, which is front and centre above the spot-on musical production that lies underneath.

Whether it's the irresistible strut of 'Buffalo Stance', the bittersweet lullaby of 'Manchild', the power pop of 'Kisses on the Wind' or the addictive anger of 'Inner City Mamma' (all huge hits), Cherry's often painful, sometimes tongue in cheek, but ultimately triumphant autobiographical themes give the whole affair a real shot of authenticity and insight, a depth which is rare in this genre of music, or any other for that matter. She can move from pathos to comedy in one line, and then straight back again, playful, beguiling, confessional, uplifting, revealing - it's all here, and abundant in every glorious track.

None of the few yet superlative projects that followed quite caught the refreshingly brash, youthful and exuberant energy of Cherry like this one did, and this makes 'Raw Like Sushi' an album to be truly cherished by the artist herself and music-lovers everywhere.

A must!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift, 29 Dec 2013
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My daughter-in-law had this CD 'back in the day' and had lost it but loved it. She was over the moon to receive it on Christmas Day. It was a good price and arrived quickly
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars REFRESHING WITTY RAPPING, 19 Aug 2003
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Neneh Cherie's contribution in the early nineties infused hip hop with some fresh humor and intelligence, sometimes with a feminist slant. The track My Bitch is a sassy duet with a male vocal and has a lovely twist in the tale. Phoney Ladies is a bouncy pop number whilst the soulful Manchild consists of alternating singing and rapping parts. The real gem of the album is Buffalo Stance, the most original rap of the early nineties. Its infectious beat, streetwise lyrics and innovative instrumentation form an intoxicating brew for the ears and feet. Heart is likewise a bouncy and tuneful number with pop appeal whilst Kisses On The Wind has a Latin flavour and Spanish vocals in its appealing mix. With its jerky rhythm and party atmosphere, Outré Risqé Locomotive is the perfect club track. In her cheeky, compassionate and clever music, Neneh Cherry brought a new poetic lyricism to rap; this album remains a minor classic.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of those classics from back in the day, 16 Nov 1999
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Surely everyone should have this in their collection and if you don't or gave it to the charity shop ages ago, then buy it now. This has album got to go along with the like of De La Souls and Soul to Soul, perhaps that was just down to a great era for music. Favourites on here have to be 'Buffalo Stance', 'Manchild' and 'Inna City Mama'. Neneh is a God!
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5.0 out of 5 stars my fave cheery album, 9 Jan 2014
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I really liked this album , it is of it s time but well worth a listen if it is cheap enought
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just like I remember, 22 Jun 2013
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I chose this album because I heard a track on the radio and had it on tape and I don't have a tape player any more. Its still good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of personality and late 80s break beats!, 11 Feb 2013
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Funky and fun. It's just personality, personality, personality. It's a really well paced album. Even the remixes are worth a listen. It's quite teenage in places, but great for a hit of the late 80s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars buffalo stance, 31 Jan 2013
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love this album
only wanted it for buffalo stance
however the whole album is fantastic.
well worth the money .
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5.0 out of 5 stars like i, 18 Dec 2012
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kool 4 skool loved nenah cos i left skool year later cool...............she still sexy even though she had 4 kids or sommat??
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hip Hop - tastic, 2 Sep 2000
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The album is fab. It comprimises complex hip hop beats and original chord sequences with Neneh's fantastic voice complimenting the whole shebam! I totally agree that Buffalo Stance and Man Child are the best songs on the album, and those who will love this CD will probably be into old skool hip hop and big beat music - stuff like Salt 'n' Pepa, De Lite and others, in addition to the ones already mentioned. Wicked!
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