Albums to watch

Smiling With No Teeth

Genesis Owusu

Smiling With No Teeth

Debut full-length release from Ghanaian-born, Canberra-based rapper Kofi Owusu-Ansah

ADM rating[?]


House Anxiety
UK Release date
US Release date
  1. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    The staggering approach Genesis Owusu takes on Smiling With No Teeth is both complicated and confusing which wouldn’t work for many artists. Yet his dynamic approach to music has allowed him to put forth a body of work that is diverse and eclectic yet still cohesive across the board. It shouldn’t work, but it does
    Read Review

  2. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A triumph from top to bottom, Smiling… sets the stage for Genesis Owusu to become a potentially generation-defining star
    Read Review

  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Between his moves from alluringly measured R&B, to the outraged and the microphone smashing, fist-pumping, mosh pit inducing vocals and vehement rapping, Smiling With No Teeth is a party we’re all dying to be invited to but it turns out we're already there
    Read Review

  4. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s an album that’s easy to feel intimidated by at first listen, due to its sheer scale and ambition. However, after a few listens you’ll be in no doubt that Genesis Owusu is one of the most exciting names of the year
    Read Review

  5. 8.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Once it sinks its teeth in, this thing is packed with enough sweet syrup and grooves to get your hips gyrating and pelvis popping, while simultaneously dark and twisted enough to make you blow chunks
    Read Review

  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The musical magpie-ism is more Prince than pastiche
    Read Review

  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    He plays well with dark and sinister, throwing theatrical voice in a musical hall of mirrors with real versatility
    Read Review

  8. 8.0 |   NME

    The Canberran artist defies the conventions of Australian hip-hop, personalising jazz-funk, punk and folk on his debut
    Read Review

  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    With strong, clear-eyed subtext, overlaid by compositions that touch on every influence from TV on the Radio to Prince, Childish Gambino and Radiohead, Smiling With No Teeth is not so much an album as it is a memoir
    Read Review

  10. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Whether you're a fan of high energy hip-hop, raw punk-esque guitars or soulful R&B, there is something on the album for you
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews