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By A Customer
This review is from: Blue Lines (Audio CD)
Ten years on and it's really hard to see what all of the fuss was about, as this collection of feeble beats and fey rapping has not aged well. Of course it was massively (ha-ha) influential, helping to spawn the mercifully short-lived movement known as trip-hop, but it seldom rises above its formula of pretentious mumbling over lukewarm grooves, and even Tricky displays little of the inspiration that would make Maxinquaye such a unique album. This is really a perfect example of that most embarassing and least successful of genres, "British Hip-Hop". Leave it on the shelf.
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Initial post: 11 Sep 2011 22:07:08 BDT
Bob Marley says:
This is one of the most stupid reviews I have ever read! 'Feeble beats'? How on earth could you call 'Five Man Army' or 'Safe From Harm' feeble? 'Embarassing'? 'Pretentious mumbling'? What an absolutely ridiculous and ignorant thing to say. 'Fey rapping'? What nonsense. This was probably one of the first examples of people just using their own accents, being themselves, and not trying to sound American or tough guy posturing. This is a seminal album, and rightly regarded as an all time classic, don't let this silly, ill informed review put you off.
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