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Roots Manuva / Slime & Reason
Album:Slime & Reason Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Roots Manuva Added:01/2009
Label:Big Dada 

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Add Date:2009-01-25 Pull Date:2009-03-29 Charts:Hip-Hop
Week Ending:29 Mar15 Mar8 Mar1 Mar22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb
Airplays:11214112

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-01-26 
Roots Manuva – Slime & Reason
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/16/09
Demented electronic dance hip hop from the UK. It’s got a good beat, but it would probably be easier to dance to if you had one leg much shorter than the other. Many odd noises, and apparently a backing chorus of sad clowns. Interesting stuff!
FCCs on 2, 8, 11, 14 (~singular), 13 (NOT!); I like 3, 9, 12 best.
(NB: cover says there are also FCCs on 3, 7, 9, 10!)
1. 4:06 ***dancehall-style vocal intro, downtempo monochordal skank, English hip hop vocals. Has a bit of a limping circus feel.
2. 3:53 FCC: “shit” **electronic chimes and buzzes, falsetto backing vocals, dubstep. Sounds like a theramin solo. Eeek!
3. 3:14 ****crazed hollering, then a bouncy, swishy midtempo something with toy piano and several voices in unison. Odd!
4. 4:37 ***pong sounds with layers of electronic beats piled on. Turns a bit spiritual.
5. 3:43 **cobbled, limping, game noises etc., complicated vocals.
6. 3:46 ***slow growly blatty electronics with some possible slide whistles, downbeat but cool.
7. 2:15 ***boomy crashy midtempo wiggle with fun lyrics.
8. 3:32 FCC: “shit” x 2 **rather cinematic chords, clear hip hop vocals, chorus a bizarre take on a spiritual classic.
9. 5:23 ****groovy downtempo march/funk, interesting personal lyrics.
10. 3:10 ***a bit uptempo, syncopated blatty something.
11. 6:07 FCC: “shit” **acoustic guitar and chimes, then farty blatty electronics, downtempo and downbeat. This seems to be what passes for the “blues” in this odd universe.
12. 3:04 ****midtempo, metallic dancey groove, a bit familiar sounding.
13. 3:57 Multiple FCCs ***midtempo, swingy, danceable, aggressively upbeat.
14. 3:48 FCC: “shit” x 2 **slow rubbery groove.


Track Listing
1.Again & Again 8.It's Me Oh Lord
2.C.R.U.F.F. 9.2 Much 2 Soon
3.Do Nah Bodda Mi 10.Do 4 Self
4.Let The Spirit 11.The Show Must Go On
5.Kick Up Ya Foot 12.I'm A New Man
6.A Man's Talk 13.Well Alright
7.Buff Nuff 14.The Struggle