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Fine Art


Fine Art

Second studio album from Belfast hip-hop trio produced by Toddla T and featuring a guest appearance from Fontain D.C.’s Grian Chatten

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Heavenly Recordings
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  1. 10.0 |   DIY

    Totally unique, totally committed and totally thrilling
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  2. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Tales of Guinness and cocaine-fuelled nights out powered by old school rave sounds, sleazy funk and low-end dubstep
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  3. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Intimidatingly brilliant tribute to hedonism, identity and the pure joy of living fast
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  4. 10.0 |   NME

    The Belfast rap trio keep the Irish language alive with a hedonistic but brave debut
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  5. 8.0 |   A.V. Club

    The group’s debut album makes careful and artful use of controversial ingredients
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  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Belfast's controversial rap trio KNEECAP are back with their hotly anticipated debut album
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The wild times end on a poignant, giddy high with Parful - a house-y banger raving about everyday hedonism transcending sectarian violence - an irresistible distillation of Kneecap's peacetime party music. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Overly indebted to its inspirations - among them Ghetts, Stormzy and The Streets - it may be, but the stroppy "I Bhfiacha Linne" and "Rhino Ket", a moody techno/dancehall hybrid, are hard to deny. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Although unique and unapologetic—and occasionally quite clever—the 18 tracks on Fine Art (including a handful of short, pub chatter interludes) don’t stray too far from the screamo-cathartic-sarcastic-rap that is their calling card
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  10. 6.0 |   Clash

    Broad to the point of contradiction, it’s a record that covers a lot of bases, while lacking a singular purpose. It’s almost as if KNEECAP are enacting a cartoonish version of their own lives – it’s fun, but ultimately two-dimensional
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