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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Win
First of all, my advice to you would be to just buy it - even if you've never heard of them. The advice and sheer genius anyone can gain from this album is completely off the scale. Get Better NEEDS to be played, everywhere. Scroobius Pip is such a comfort for me, because he sees the UK exactly as I do. We need to get people educated! I could sit here and ramble about...
Published on 30 Mar 2010 by Rosie Saxcoburg
3.0 out of 5 stars The Logic of Chance
When I first listend to this album all the way through, I just wasn't blown away by it like I was with their first album (Angles). The new album I feel takes a step backwards for both of them... in terms of lyrics and Dan Le Sac's beats. They seem too easy and lacking a bit of punch and have done nothing different or innovative apart from being more overt politically than...
Published on 8 April 2010 by T. Haistead-Stockwell
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Win,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)First of all, my advice to you would be to just buy it - even if you've never heard of them. The advice and sheer genius anyone can gain from this album is completely off the scale. Get Better NEEDS to be played, everywhere. Scroobius Pip is such a comfort for me, because he sees the UK exactly as I do. We need to get people educated! I could sit here and ramble about what I want to do with England, but instead I will strongly advise you to buy it. The collaborations with Kid Carpet and kiD A are so beautiful. Perfect lyrics. Flawless beats. Unbeatable message. These guys really have it all; they have the passion that so many other generic bands lack. Such great people. Even my mum said he should be prime minister!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music with meaning,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)Following up from the epic Angles, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip have once again delivered an album of quality tunes supported by lyrics second to none. As UK hip-hop spirals further downwards into generic irrelevance and meaningless ego, Scroobius Pip's lyrics shine out as the one beacon of hope. If you want hip-hop that actually has something worthwhile to say and breaks the Daily Mail sterotypes of modern youth culture, then you should consider this album is an essential purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent Lyrics and Fierce Beats Combine for the Perfect album for this generation,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)After seeing these live, and being blown away by the music, the lyrics and the stage presence of them. I grabbed a copy of their debut `Angels' and was suitably stunned!!
Recently bought `The Logic Of Chance' and was again blown away by this complex, intelligent and musically incredible album.
Opener `Sick Tonight' takes me back to `Roni Size' fast hip/hop electronic beats and sharp lyrics, grabs you and shakes you to attention. `Four Minutes' is a slower but no less intense affair about a broken relationship and it's resulting end. `Cauliflower' is track that it took a while for me to get into, but once it took hold it really does not let go. Great mix of rapper Pip spitting lyrics leading to a chorus featuring a female singer pseudonym Kid A. Fantastically catchy track. `Great Britain' is one of my two favourite tracks on the album, fast beats, and witty intelligent lyrics using social commentary and anti current government policy opinions. Dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip are to music, what Mark Thomas is to comedy. Not sure if that is too much of an opinion or not, but they have found a way to open peoples mind's to wanting to know more about subjects which people are often scared of learning more about. `Get Better' is the perfect lifter after this as to how we solve some of our social problems. I find this inspiring and uplifting through the music and the lyrics and this is my stand out track of not just this album but of any album released in the last 10 years.
Other stand out tracks for me include `Stake a Claim' more catchy beats, intelligent lyrics and a chorus as infectious as any you will ever hear, that you could imagine a 50,000 strong crowd jumping up and down and singing at the tops of their voices. `The Beat' makes me think of the electronic/guitar mix of `Hot Chip' especially the break down electronic part ¾ of the way through. `Last Train Home' is full on old skool hip hop at its best. `Snob' is a clever fast beat electro drum n bass track which is pretty ace. `Cowboi' is a slow beat track, pretty good. Tracklisting does not mention it featuring anyone else in the chorus, but it really sounds like the toy instrument wielding songwriter `Kid Carpet'. I can't confirm if it is or not, so could be wrong. Anyone know then let me know. :)
Totally recommend this album for anyone who likes the lyrics intelligent, the beats electronic/hip hop.
Other artists that this album makes me think of, but in no way would I say connected to (that would be for Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip to say), going from my narrow view that is ':
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)an amazing album
if you like Pips solo stuff you will be blown away by this truly beautiful album
buy it and buy it now
4.0 out of 5 stars Pip Goes Political,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)The second album of the towering Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip collaboration sees a more polished and low key sound emerging from the hard drives of DSL whilst Pip seems slightly cheesed off at the state of the UK. Uh oh!
Whilst, on first listen this seems a little less catchy than the paradigm shift first album, Angles, on repeated listens it becomes clear that the best double act since Laurel and Hardy are maturing both in musicality and lyrics. Pip vehemently spits out lyrics in which he decries the state of UK politics and the sad lack of monogamy shown by the younger generation amongst other things that clearly 'get his goat.'
DSL tweaks and grinds some low key yet very effective counterpoint sounds to the missives and diatribes of SP, a very effective and heady combination. Certainly induces more thought and debate than listen to 99% of hip hop that is churned out on a production line nowadays and offers little more than love letters to b****es, money and easy living.
For this, the duo should be commended in the strongest possible terms, they have exploded the traditional casing of hip hop and taken it in a new direction. The derivative producers across the pond should sit up and take note.
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)Excellent CD from two great artists, got to love the tracks Sick Tonight and Get better. The lyrics in this album are intelligent accompanied by good beats.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kicking with the kids or MLC?,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)I've been a fan of DLS vs SP for some time. Having seen them live a few times, I finally started investing in some of their music. I think this album is great, lyrics a bit sad and depressing in places but, as always with the Pipster, joined up. Great sounds from The Sac also. Part of me wants them to be uber-successful and the other part of me wants them to stay as they are so I can still go see them in intimate gigs. The review title refers to me by the way and not the band, as I'm on the verge of life rebeginning, I can't work out whether I fit or not into the target demographic for these guys. Judging by the age of the crowd at the most recent gig I went to, I'm still hanging in there! Enjoy!
4.0 out of 5 stars Get it into your head!,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)Music that gets into your head and stays there (in a good way). Intelligent words spoken over infectious electro beats. Commentary on the state of the UK, and encouragement to 'get better' and take responsibility in society. Have a listen!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Follow Up to Angles!,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)After being a big fan of Angles (their previous album) I was pleasantly surprised that they could keep up the high standard. Saw them in the Classic Grand in Glasgow a week after purchasing the album and they were amazing!!
If you can, buy this album and go and see them - you will not be disappointed!
5.0 out of 5 stars Bigger and better yet still with a soul,
This review is from: The Logic Of Chance (Audio CD)Regardless of what others have said I feel the increased ambition and sophistication in the music here is definitely a step up for the pair. Whilst the second half tends to lose it's way somewhat as this new state of being is grown into, the first half is amongst the most exhilirating, positive and inventive music to come from these shores in a long while. Swirling synths and PHAT beats sound equally amazing through my headphones or on a dance floor and the words are heartfelt and, in today's increasingly lowest common denominator fuelled art, very, very necessary. Buy this and play it to your friends.
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