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Unfailry maligned - def, worth a listen
on 6 September 2006
It seems a lot of critics took a dislike to this album. Although it is not as good as "A Little Deeper", it is still an album worthy of a listening. Ms Dynamite is nothing if not brutally raw and honest. This, for me, is a great part of her appeal. "Daddy" on Judgement Days pulls at my heart as much as "Brother" from A Little Deeper - although for totally different reasons.
I totally disagree with J Forbes' review. I share Forbes' sadness at the state of today's music, but I think that Forbes has totally missed the point of this album. It may well reflect on the darker parts of our society, but it never glamorises or endorses them. If you want happy music, there are other genres that will give you that.
Ms Dynamite and her family have come through incredible adversity and they are people any society would be proud of. She, and now her younger brother, Akala, bring us music from the heart. That is a rarity these days, and especially so in "street music". This is not her best album, but it remains better, more thought-provoking, more honest and more relevant than the majority of street music you could choose to buy.
Ms Dynamite remains an outstanding talent and, to my mind, a national treasure - a role model in days when they're hard to find. A very worthwhile album indeed. Try it for yourself. Also, DO look up Akala - the future of hip hop!