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Hoodies All Summer

Kano

Hoodies All Summer

Sixth album from the London MC and grime exponent Kane Robinson

ADM rating[?]

8.1

Label
PLG UK
UK Release date
30/08/2019
US Release date
30/08/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    As ever, Kano is conscious, angry, lyrically dense – but here he's more focussed than ever
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  2. 9.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Hoodies All Summer is an exceptional achievement, proving once again that Kano is one of the UK’s most versatile, thoughtful and talented voices
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    An astonishing record from one of the best in the game
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  4. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s rare that you come across an album which has so much purpose and intent behind it, but Hoodies All Summer is one of them
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  5. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Is it the most important album of the year? Probably. Should you be listening to it right now? Without question
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  6. 9.0 |   Crack

    And so in just 10 tracks – featuring Popcaan, D Double E, Ghetts and more – Kano effortlessly sweeps through a range of our era’s major themes. Vitally, though, he never preaches
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    A powerful homage to the victims of a broken society, Kano’s latest record demonstrates music’s ability to mourn, heal, and ask important questions
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  8. 8.0 |   The FT

    There are shades of Stormzy, but also transatlantic echoes of Chance the Rapper and Kanye
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  9. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Kano’s state-of-the-nation address is both lush and desolate
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    Kano holds the rhyme and reason to encapsulate our splintered society, and possesses the angst to make it hit home
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    Kano is determined to prove that, like Kanye West and Jay-Z, Brits can wax cinematic on matters of life and death. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   All Music

    Thoroughly inspired as well as creative, Hoodies All Summer is arguably the best work of Kano's career
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  13. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The veteran MC reveals his pensive side on a brooding sixth album that skilfully fuses the sombre and the uplifting
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  14. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    Hoodies All Summer sounds like it’s been ‘fixed’ by a major label trying to improve Kano’s chances of radio play by throwing some poppy hooks and production into the mix and praying for the best
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