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Interesting for what it is
on 28 March 2008
I'm quite a big fan of electronic music and dub, but 2-step is not something I can shake hands with, so dubstep seems a good half way point.
The Dizzee Rascal comparison is somewhat correct in that there are some nice dark bits of music, however without lyrics - this is all instrumental - it seems like something is missing as the music is rather simplistic and repetitive to hold your attention, and often most of the music is inoffensive (the best tracks are the first and last). I find it probably would be more suited to a club than being enjoyed by yourself on an mp3 player (I fell asleep listening to it, sorry!) or your living room.
That aside, the sound quality is good and the packaging is very nice. Benga is still a very young artist and I'm sure there's more potential yet to be untapped. For the moment his debut is more interesting for the style of music than an essential listen in itself.