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Debut full-length release from the English rapper is a concept album following his struggles with mental health

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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Fearless and incisive, Dave’s reportage-style tracks sketch out race, prison and abusive relationships, resulting in a landmark record
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  2. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Offers tracks that are both astute and deeply personal on his superb debut album
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  3. 10.0 |   NME

    A moving, quasi-concept album, this debut from the 20-year-old rapper is bold and thought-provoking, the kind of record that comes along only rarely
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  4. 9.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    We’re truly in the presence of someone leading a remarkable generation of UK rap and I have no doubt we’ll look back at PSYCHODRAMA as a seminal piece of art in this movement
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  5. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Pretty close to a masterpiece and raises the bar for a new standard in British rap
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  6. 9.0 |   All Music

    Packing dense lyricism, poignant introspection, and resonant production into a neatly compiled concept, Dave's debut album is the product of a MC beyond his years, standing firmly among the Godfathers and Made in the Manors as one of the strongest British rap albums of the decade
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Psychodrama is a bold statement from a rapper unafraid to ask tough questions of himself - and the often unforgiving world around him. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A precocious UK rap talent has come of age
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  9. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Explores family and identity with the unguarded catharsis of a therapy session
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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    11 tracks flip from the mellow and intricate Afrobeats love song Location, with Nigerian superstar Burna Boy, to recent single Black, a powerful reflection on the black British experience
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