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Dark Days and Canapes


Dark Days and Canapes

Fourth album of downtempo experimental hiphop from two-time Mercury nominee Obaro Ejimiwe

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  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    A great album that bodes well for Ghostpoet’s future
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  2. 8.1 |   Gig Soup

    On his latest long player, Ghostpoet continues his hypnotic accounts of the social and political climate of inner city life, always the urban messenger
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    A fantastically uniformed piece, ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ boasts a rare sense of unity, the aural palette bringing together hugely disparate elements to conjure something of real impact
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  4. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Haunting and unnerving, pulled together by a musician who, this time, takes in not just personal strifes, but political angst too
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  5. 8.0 |   The 405

    Quite simply Ghostpoet’s most accomplished record to date
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    His most musically bold but thoughtful album to date
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    The artist delivers his foreboding lyrics in a kind of urban sprechgesang
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    He’s now at home in this style and his languid, sung-spoken monologues sound their most assured
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  9. 8.0 |   Q

    This is a statement of real substance. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Stunning second full band outing from savvy, sharp-eyed London chronicler
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  11. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The album is an expertly crafted assault on the fallacy that ignorance is bliss, an eye-opening invitation to see our society for what it really is. Bliss is overrated anyway
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  12. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An album that's more about personal politics than global ones, but that still feels scored through with the suffocating disquiet of life in 2017
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The album has a nearly static pace. At times this slowly builds the atmosphere, at others it means it feels a touch flat. But you couldn’t describe this music as low key; rather, it’s consistently dark, claustrophobic and gripping
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  14. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It may not be an album to soundtrack your summer to, but at least somebody is documenting these times
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  15. 6.0 |   The Music

    Something of a missed opportunity
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  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Its unambiguous, unbridled hopelessness is wearing
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  17. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A disconcerting listen that takes multiple listens to really figure out
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  18. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Has a way of sounding monotonous
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