Stormzy


#1

Yesterday he got justifiably angry at the NME after it turned out they decided to use him on the cover even thought he wasn’t up for it.

So I bought the album in solidarity.

It’s good, isn’t it? Maybe a little too long but that’s about it.


#2

Yeah, it’s really good. Like you say, a bit long. I’d happily cut out Velvet, 21 Gun Salute, 100 Bags, Don’t Cry For Me, Crazy Titch & Shut Up to be honest…


#3

I like Shut Up but yeah I think the Titch track will get a lot of skipping just because that kind of vocal thing gets boring.


#4

I think it’s boring but I’m glad he’s doing well.

Grime is definitely hurtling back down the tunnel towards 2007 levels of pop-grime shite though.


#5

:smiley:


#6

Saw that one yesterday. Great work!


#7

Totally.


#8

In the same way that alt j would be good if you weren’t an indie fan, yeah


#9

Woah mate, my indie fandom is definitely not the thing holding Alt-J back.


#10

checked the album out, some of it was pretty shite. big for your boots is a tune though. gonna hear it 8 million times this year so may as well get used to it


#11

More than the music I’m a fan of Stormzy himself and what he’s been saying about mental health stuff recently.


#12

It would be significantly better if it were 20mins shorter, but some fantastic tracks there.


#13

don’t like the shitty production on grime records. that awful 808 sound kills any interest i might have.


#14

nah - who else has released shit like this recently? Most Grime MCs are sticking to proper grime.

In Stormzy’s case I think he genuinely loves this kind of sappy pop/r&b stuff, he’s not doing it to sell more records. Which is why I low it. When you’ve got tunes as good as Cold, Mr Skeng, Big for Your Boots & Return on the Rucksack you can do what you like with the rest of the album.