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  • Audio CD (17 Aug. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B002IC0346
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,341 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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2009 album from the Ghanaian born and East London based Grime/Hip Hop star. Catch 22 is a milestone in Tinchy Stryders ascending career. A move on from the sound of 2007s Star In The Hood, Catch 22 sees Tinchy working with a diverse range of producers (from. Fraser T Smith to Frank Musik) and guest vocalists (from Taio Cruz to Amelle) to create a signature sound that is not only fresh and current, but is also uniquely his. Lyrically the album focuses on Tinchys day-to-day tales from his hood in bow, and his ever changing life as a rising star in the music industry. Spanning the shiny and radio friendly `Number 1 and `Never Leave Me through to the gritty and bassline heavy, `Stryderman and `Spotlight, Catch 22 seamlessly balances universal appeal with street credibility. Island.

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Though touted as his first album, Catch 22 is in fact 22-year-old Tinchy Stryder’s sophomore effort. He released his debut Star In The Hood back in 2007, though he’d probably be the first to admit that he was a different person then. In the last two years he’s shifted from underground sensation to chart-bothering pop star, bombarding the radio on a regular basis with pop-savvy grime tunes. While The Streets and Dizzee Rascal may have made grime a mainstream concern ages ago, Tinchy offers an unashamedly commercial take on the genre that even these well known stars lack. Hits like "Number 1" (with N-Dubz), "Take Me Back" and "Never Leave You" sit next to equally infectious tracks like "You’re Not Alone" (which borrows from Olive’s 1996 hit of the same name), "Spotlight"(which borrows the swirling riffs from Timo Maas’ remix of Azzido Da Bass's "Doom's Night")--even a Chase and Status produced version of NWA’s "Express Yourself". Its 18 cuts definitely make it a bit long, and Stryder’s consistent insouciance ultimately creates an aura of superficiality; but all in all Catch 22 is the confident, upbeat sound of another bonafide pop star breaking outta London’s streets. --Danny McKenna

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I expected hit after hit on this album with his first few realeases being really good! But the songs released are by far the best on the album, so don't be expecting any more chart toppers from Catch 22. Still a good buy though, with Never Leave and No.1 being fantastic songs.

For hardcore fans they will find he has moved away from his 'roots' and become more poppy. True, but still very effective and has gained alot of new fans. For me though, the more mainstream, poppy stuff is what it's all about.

Looking forward to some new stuff for the Stryder man, none the less a good second album.
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Bought this as a gamble , has to be the worked cd I've listened to in my life ! And I've heard Cheryl Cole live. I would rather play a fork scrapping a plate constantly , for the whole time I drive than ever listen to this.
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I'm not usually into this kind of music, but ever since I won the album and listened to it, I've started getting into it. One of my favourite songs on this album is 'Stryderman' and 'Express Yourself' I think these two are best performed live too, as I won tickets to see him in concert, and it's really changed my opinion of this type of music. His music is awesome and how he gets the crowd going is awesome too. This album has gained himself a new fan! I'd definitely recommend this album to anyone that is looking for something new to listen to and get into it. I'm sure anyone would like it!

Gemma C
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Although his previous efforts Star in the hood and the Cloud 9 EP were good grime albums, Tinchy has outdone himself with Catch 22. Instead of sticking to the grime sound of his previous albums he has incorporated much more pop elements into it and the sound is simply amazing. Going into the mainstream pop style I think was the best thing Tinchy could've done. This is was easily the best album of 2009. Ever since I first head it I was blown away by the inspirational and motivational songs where Tinchy talks about his career and his life.
I first came across Tinchy Stryder when I heard Take me back on the radio. I wasn't a fan of this song but when he released Number 1 with N-Dubz, this was when I began to take serious interest in his music. After hearing the brilliant You're not alone I knew I had to purchase the album and since I did I've never looked back. This album is a masterpiece and whether you're a fan of grime or pop or anything else, there's something in this album for anyone.

The album starts off with a track that appears 3 times in the album, as the first song, track 10 (halfway through) and as the final self-titled song. The music is the same every time but the lyrics are different. This sets up the epic sound for this album, that Tinchy seems to be telling a story throughout. As soon as the song kicks off you'll notice how clever Tinchy is with his rhymes and that's what immediately drew me to the album. Take off is one of the best and is an inspirational track about making it to the top. Take me back I'm still not a big fan of but it's a pretty good pop song featuring Taio Cruz. Spotlight is a great sounding track where Tinchy talks about his music career. Just like with any MC Tinchy does boast a little on times but I like it.
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One of the best albums of 2009. Every song has amazing lyrics which shows his talent for song writing. In all the songs he is talking about the road to success and trying to reach your goals in life which a lot of people can relate to. What i love about Tinchy is that he talks about things that are real life in a way people can relate to and delivers some killer lines that are almost like quotes. In my opinion Tinchy has climbed to the top of british urban music and has a lot more talent to show. The only thing that would of made this album better is if he had a song about love/relationships as every song seems to be about the same thing. Overall i would give this album 9/10 and definitely think this album is worth buying.

Gemma C
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Catch 22 is the second studio album from British hip-hop star, Kwasi Danquah better known by his stage name Tinchy Stryder. The album consists of two number one singles, both of which are collaborations. He rose to fame to Take Me Back which is a collab with Taio Cruz. The album peaked at number 2 in the UK charts.

The album art is interesting. On a blue background, it includes Tinchy surfing. The tracks and song -writing is good and can easily appeal to the target audience. The stand out tracks are Never Leave You (Feat. Amelle) and Number One (Feat. Ndubs.)

if you enjoyed this album, I'd suggest you check up on his free ep.
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This album is by far the best grime album ever released and builds on the quality of Tinchy's previous albums, although they werent as big of a success commericially. this album contains two number one singles ( number 1 , never leave you ) and many top 10 hits which has bought the uk grime scene out of the shadows and firmly into the limelight. if your new to this type of music then theres no better starting point than here. Evry Grime/Urban Fan must hav this in their collection!! jack q
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I bought this album after hearing Tinhcy on Taio's track Take Me Back. I loved that song soooo much, then after buying this album I fell in love with a couple of other songs too. Never Leave You ft. Amelle is one of my favourite songs of this year by far. There are also some classic songs on the album that will make you want to dance such as Stryderman and I'm Landing - Two stand out tracks from the album. If you like Tinchy, N Dubz, Taio, Chipmunk.... YOU WILL LOVE THIS!
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