Monday, 21 June 2010

Sourmash's excellent Example "Won't Go Quietly" Album Review

"As a new breed of British rappers comes through from all walks of life, there is this emergence of rhyme and rhythm that has been missing from the scene for a few years now. You have got Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah and the man who is releasing his debut album 'Won't Go Quietly', Example. Is he straight forward hip hop? Or is he cheesy house music? It's one of those music debates that will just go round in circles. One thing is for certain, Example, is keeping a once troubled UK scene fresh and alive with his care free beats and party time lyrics. There is no need for pigeon holing here, because if something is this good, you just want to enjoy it over and over again.

'From Space' is the album's opener and as I have mentioned previously, Example is a dab hand at mixing up genres to get to the finished result. A bit Dizzee and a touch of 99 Problems makes 'From Space' a stomping bass heavy guitar/synth gem. Title track and second single 'Won't Go Quietly' is the one that blew everything up for Example and is an instant dance floor classic. With lyrics such as 'Now I, Shouldn't be thinking it's over, instead I'm calling her over, now she's here she won't go quietly', throws up dilemmas of the young modern man and with an ounce of cocky swagger thrown in too. First single proper was the blissed out, Ibiza chill love song 'Watch The Sun Come Up'. Delivering brilliant euphoric sounds as you imagine yourself on a night out trying to the catch the eye of the hottest girl in the club. Example wistfully sums up mundane moments like that and make them rather magical and with a lot of heart..."

This isn't the full review, oh no - so click here to read it on Sourmash!