Top positive review
9 people found this helpful
must buy album for all hip hop uk stylee lovers
on 8 August 2001
So often these days you are left with an empty feeling after listening to a hip hop album, it seems that every other Lp coming out is hollow, repetitive, very un-original and just not very good. After one listen of countryman my faith was restored. This is probably got to be the best hip hop album that has ever emerged from these uk shores, a crisp, easy to the ear, low-down ruff work of art with a distinct uk flava. Right from the very off with the excellent intro which actually says something, and says it very powerfully and in a way that just sticks inside your brain to the very end with "twilight of the gods" this album takes you on a rollercoaster ride of chills, thrills and "ills" - simply put it has it all and is an excellent beacon carrier for the emerging uk scene.
Taskforce are excellent on junk yard and this is my favourite track on the album, I also really like cordless mics at 20 paces and are you on it. Double reds is a very imaginative effort with a great effort from dynamite, it's also nice to see the ladies getting a spotlight on domestic science
The production work on this is top notch and matches anything over in the u.s., and speaking of the u.s. I really beleive that this album could sell in a big way over there and here if it had the chance. There is a good breed of uk mc's and producers(alot of which are on this) that are chomping at the bit to help take the scene to the very top nationally and internationally, they should be given a chance!
In conclusion this is a top quality uk hip hop album with lots of top level uk talent, which delivers in a big big way!