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Atmospheric, complex beats
on 31 March 2010
Let me be clear: this is not an album on the same level as Deadringer, which a lot of people seem to judge it by. It is, however, a move back towards the more hiphop based tunes that RJ does so well, with a little bit of a vocal and electronic twist. This album is a real grower; having listened a few times and loved it more with each listen, this is now on heavy rotation.
Standout tunes for me include "The Glow", "Games You Can Win" and "Small Plans". All the tunes are good examples of the complex, multi-layered production so typical of RJ's style, and many - in particular "Games You Can Win" - have perfectly matched and very catchy vocal parts too.
This is a wonderfully electic album with a real mix of styles on it. If you loved Deadringer, there's a decent chance you'll at least like this for the same production values - well worth giving it a go.