This is a classic piece of UK hip-hop, as is Roots Manuva's other album. All the tracks on it, with the exception of 'Trim Body', are great and do not tire after several listens. Of note are the tracks 'Sinny Sin Sins', which attacks organised religion and the hypocrisy associated with it, 'Evil Rabbit', which is slightly strange but great to listen to despite that & the almost obligatory ode to weed, 'Highest Grade'. We all know it had to be done.
Comparisons to Wyclef Jean made earlier, in my opinion, all missed the point (no disrespect). You don't need to tear down the 'Clef to make Manuva good: he can hold his own. I like 'em both, meself, they both innovate, in different styles, and you may call Wyclef a sell-out, but that was the best Pepsi advert I EVER SEEN. It almost made me want to drink it, honest!
Interestingly, a few UK headz have been aiming criticism at Manuva for this CD. To some of the underground UK scene, he's gone commercial!
I seen the words wit' my own eyes.
Anyhow, this is damnably good music, and if you want some more decent UK hiphop, then check for Blak Twang, Skitz, Phi-Life Cypher, or Mark B & Blade. For your information, of course.