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Close To Home


Close To Home

Debut full-length release from the Manchester-born rapper

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  1. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    His most intimate, personal release to date
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The 22-year-old’s debut album is full of brags, bruises and a bursting desire to take his music to the masses
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  3. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It’s kind of an anti-Eminem approach: instead of winning fans and respect by displaying ostentatious technique, he wins it by disguising it
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  4. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Close to Home proves that Aitch is a slick and sensible MC although he falters in other regards
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  5. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Referencing the Stone Roses and featuring Shaun Ryder, the Manchester rapper’s debut album stops short of a second coming – but it pushes his musical boundaries and subverts traditional hip-hop narratives
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  6. 6.0 |   Crack

    Close to Home might be a rocky start to his journey, but it’s impossible not to acknowledge his unencumbered ambition
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  7. 5.0 |   Clash

    There’s a lingering feeling that not only can UK rap do a lot better, but so can Aitch
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  8. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Close to Home will be a very popular album, but just as Big Macs and Starbuck’s coffee sell like hot cakes, the wisdom of crowds isn’t always to be trusted
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