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Gob

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Gob

Debut hip hop album from London-based rapper Kieren Gallear

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
BIG DADA
UK Release date
02/05/2011
US Release date
24/05/2011
  1. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    The only forerunner for Dels’ style is Roots Manuva, who shows up to give his blessing on Capsize
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Proves he is among a new breed of UK MCs capable of stretching the boundaries of hip-hop without losing sight of a narrative on real urban and sub-urban life
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  3. 8.5 |   BBC

    Honest lyrics backed by off-kilter and unexpected production from Kwes, Micachu and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip give this album this album a rough, unique edge
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  4. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    As pop MCs go, we’ve scarcely had it better
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    He creates tracks that court the unexpected and dare to evolve beyond mere beats
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    DELS once offered a great alternative to the chart-friendly empty rap that had become almost inescapable. Now DELS has made it
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Toytown keyboards, squelchy basslines and woozy sound effects. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Q

    A record that confounds expectations on every level. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Dickens outlines the state of the urban nation as he sees it, and it’s one you shouldn’t miss
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A defiant salvo of hope that all but confirms his game-changing potential. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Blurt

    GOB is heavyweight hip-hop from one of urban England's brightest new talents of microphone mastery
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  12. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Tunes like Shapeshifter and Capsize (featuring legendary UK rapper Roots Manuva) are UK hip hop at its best
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  13. 7.0 |   Spin

    Giving voice to hallucinations, he employs vivid wordplay on "Eating Clouds" and "Melting Patterns"
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  14. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s flawed, it’s often ugly, and it’s never quite transcendent, but it works
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  15. 7.0 |   NME

    "Shapeshift', the collaboration with Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, might just be the best elctro-banger since Rotts Manuva's 'Witness (I hope)'
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  16. 6.0 |   AU Review

    There’s little doubt Dels has a brilliant album in him. But right now he’s only halfway there
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