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Nothing Great About Britain


Nothing Great About Britain

Debut album from the English rapper Tyron Frampton includes guest appearances Jaykae and Skepta as well as production credits from Mura Masa and punk rock band Slaves

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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    On his debut album, the Northampton rapper swears at the Queen, dodges the far right and tries to pull a posh girl. It all adds up to a hilarious punk portrait of the nation
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    An icon in waiting
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    slowthai is the unexpected hero for the people we didn’t know we needed, but so many, justly deserve
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  4. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The most thought provoking debut of the year will have you flipping and reflipping until you know it all off by heart like a grim prospectus of the realities of life out there once we finally come out of the other side
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  5. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The desire for slowthai is for Nothing Great About Britain to sit as a longstanding cautionary statement of ever-present corruption and rising inequalities that threaten to further the divide between the population
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  6. 8.5 |   Northern Transmission

    slowthai finds himself as the poster boy for Brexit Britain and it’s a mantle that this street poet will no doubt relish
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  7. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Bajan-British rapper’s debut tackles the UK’s pressing crises — a looming Brexit, class hostility, widening poverty — with great jokes and writerly candor
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    From start to finish, an impressive piece of work. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Original, but with traces of early Dizzee, Rodney P and The Streets in Slowthai's savvy grime-punk. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   NME

    The Northampton rapper's unique debut album is authentic and honest in all its garish glory, an indication of the sprawling possible paths for his career to grow into
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  11. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s at times a brutal listen, but hidden between the hard knocks is the sound of a charismatic young artist who knows he’s making a debut album to remember
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    What lingers is the beguiling honesty beneath the fury, and the thrill that he’ll get even better, given time
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  13. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    An artist whose voice will transcend divisions
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  14. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's the stories of grind under dour circumstance, such as "Grow Up" featuring Birmingham MC Jaykae, that shine the brightest. Print edition only

  15. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    There are myriad pitfalls to an ostensibly political album, but Slowthai traffics in enough emotional honesty and genuinely mercurial songwriting to dodge the trap doors
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  16. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Nothing Great About Britain is great at expressing a dizzying sort of (anti-)national pride, but the LP never quite puts its finger on new and newly inclusive ways of reimagining the nation
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  17. 6.0 |   The FT

    These tracks are diverting but not hard-hitting: the social commentary is milder than expected
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  18. 4.0 |   music OMH

    A record that reveals the whirlwind of hype around Slowthai to be not much more than invisible garments on an arrogant emperor
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