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The Fifth

Dizzee Rascal

The Fifth

The onetime London grime artist sets his sights on transatlantic rap success with his 5th album, recorded in LA with Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Madonna's producers and featuring

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  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It isn't art, but it is a hit-packed, goofy album that may prove impossible to dislike
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  2. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    He’s let down by a woefully flat production
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  3. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Yes, it is cartoonish and comical but it also succeeds in reflecting his roots while delivering a universal get-on-the-dancefloor message
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  4. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    If all his fans want from Britain’s most charismatic rapper is big, chunky pop songs with catchy choruses and witty, fast-moving lyrics about nothing much at all, then Dizzee Rascal’s fifth outing will not disappoint
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  5. 5.0 |   NME

    A derivative box-ticking exercise that features Dizzee going on about his "willy" a lot
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  6. 4.0 |   Mojo

    Mills' slightest work by some distance. The Fifth is evolution in reverse. Print edition only

  7. 4.0 |   Fact

    A joyless victory lap around nothing in particular, punctuated by phoned-in guest spots from some of music’s current worst
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  8. 4.0 |   musicOMH

    Throughout the album he still spits impressively fast, but on this evidence he apparently no longer has much worthwhile to say
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  9. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    You can hear his desire to make a splash in the US in the overblown, bland, predictable production, which makes come-hither eyes at the EDM fans on Something Really Bad
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  10. 4.0 |   Q

    The Fifth sounds like half a dozen different [albums] squashed onto one record. Not good. Print edition only

  11. 3.0 |   Clash

    A feel-good album, only lacking an energy drink sponsorship
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Dizzee Rascal: The Fifth

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