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Konnichiwa

Skepta

Konnichiwa

Fourth album from the London grime artist, including guest appearances by Jme, Wiley, Pharrell Williams and others

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Boy Better Know
UK Release date
06/05/2016
US Release date
27/05/2016
  1. 10.0 |   State

    There is no denying this is a quintessential U.K album, regardless of genre
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    A landmark in British street music, a record good enough to take on the world without having to compromise one inch in the process
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A hard-hitting soundtrack to unfulfilling life in cruel Britain that's achieved by giving a microphone to voices that otherwise wouldn't have been heard
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    With Konnichiwa, Skepta hoists grime to another level
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Even his most virulent braggadocio is underscored by a very winning, very British kind of bathos
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  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Skepta finally delivers the album that his fans always hoped he was capable of
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Konnichiwa is a sign that Skepta is at his best when he does things his own way
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  8. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Skepta and UK grime’s resurrection has been one of the most exciting musical sounds of the past few years, and rather than being the climax, you get the feeling that Konnichiwa is just the start of something special
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  9. 8.0 |   Q

    The initial feeling is one of reassurance, but then the thrill sets in. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    If any grime MC can make the genre catch on in the USA, it’s Skepta
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Potential watermark moment in both Skepta's career and grime’s history
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  12. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Konnichiwa is as nakedly vulnerable Skepta has ever been, and it represents a tantalizingly wide-open door for grime
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  13. 7.8 |   Resident Advisor

    Konnichiwa isn't perfect, but it mostly accomplishes the goals Skepta set for himself, and is certainly one of the best grime has seen so far
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  14. 7.5 |   Beardfood

    It’s refreshing, but the lack of dynamic gets tiring, and the umpteenth track doesn’t hit as hard as the first. That middle part, though: nothing but bangers
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  15. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Shining a spotlight on the dank, underground incubator of grime
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  16. 7.5 |   The 405

    One of the most vital albums in the history (and for the future) of globally accepted grime
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  17. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A triumph for the genre
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  18. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    There’s no question about it, Skepta has enough personality to more than fill Konnichiwa all by himself, and lord knows he needs all the room he can get
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  19. 7.0 |   Crack

    Despite the album’s flaws, it tells a story in which you’ll find yourself firmly on the protagonist’s side
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  20. 6.0 |   The FT

    Video game sound effects, skewed rave beats, tense synths and Skepta’s pugnacious delivery give songs a strong underground flavour
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