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Ms Dynamite's Loses Sight
on 18 October 2005
A Little Deeper(2002) was perhaps one of the best so-called "urban" albums to be released in recent history. I awaited Judgement Day with much excitement. The first single from this album the same title as the album(Judgement Day), for me, was a bad start, but i chose to overlook this and wait for the album to drop before choosing to cast Ms Dynamite away.
My Disappointment was confounded upon listening to the whole album. It seems Ms Dynamite, in my humble opinion, has lost track on what made her first album so good was her ability to speak/sing/rap about something she cares about and was real, over soulful beats on tracks such as "It Takes More" or "Put Him Out" and combine these with feel good tunes such as "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee" possibly the one of the best tracks of 2002. She concentrates too much on making her point and as a result loses the sound, which made her first album so critically acclaimed.
Only two songs on the album just about fall into the "Uplifting" Category, so don't listen to this album before a night out, cos it would surely only leave you in bed crying, probably wishing you'd spent your money elsewhere, like on Leela James' or Keisha Cole's new albums.
I do realise, however, that i have been downbeat on the whole album. But at least it shows Ms Dynamite has kept her feet on the ground and is not trying to do the usual british urban act thing, and imitate the Americans.
Overall, If you like Ms Dynamite and the "Judgement Day" single then you can expect plenty more of the same from the rest of the album. Otherwise, if you're just a normal music fan, look away, you're money could be much better spent elsewhere