You know you're in for it when an album starts with such a huge club favourite as `Bonkers', and so it is with Dizzee Rascal's 4th album. Mr Rascal was the leader of the British grime scene winning the Mercury Music prize with his debut `Boy in da Corner'. It seems appropriate then that he is the first to graduate to the mainstream so successfully. The opening track, `Dance Wiv Me' and recent single `Holiday' all dropped straight into the No. 1 spot in the charts and yet throughout the album Dizzee's recognisable style holds firm on tracks like `Road Rage', `Freaky Freaky' and `Money, Money'. Pop sensibilities are laced throughout it all and are perfectly balanced. Other than the hugely successful singles further highlights come from `Can't Tek No More' and `Dirtee Cash'. This is a solid album which nicely balances pop influences and Dizzee Rascal's grime roots. It should keep long term and new fans pretty happy.
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I am not a Rap/Grime fan, more of a rocker, but this is a good album....probably wouldn't buy too much more of this Genre music though. But it did turn up on time and the case and CD were in excellent condition, so based on that I would recommend the seller.
Bonkers is on it. A contender for national anthem by a contender for national treasure. The base bears are tops. The fun is 1st class. But if you want to 'get' Dizzee then you to see him live. You're bonkers if you don't. ;-)