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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British grime rapper features guest appearances from Jaykae, Mura Masa and Skepta.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 17, 2019
    100
    Clever, bleak, funny, bracing, aware of a broad musical heritage but never in thrall to it: after you hear Nothing Great About Britain, it’s even more obvious why Slowthai stands out.
  2. May 17, 2019
    90
    Nothing Great About Britain permeates everything about this fantastic first record from the soon-to-be-star that is Tyron Frampton.
  3. May 17, 2019
    90
    This compelling and provocative record is a haunting echo of a seemingly hopeless vignette of Britain today, where slowthai offers the slightest glimmer of optimism for a potentially brighter future.
  4. Q Magazine
    May 17, 2019
    80
    From start to finish, an impressive piece of work. [Jul 2019, p.114]
  5. May 20, 2019
    80
    What lingers is the beguiling honesty beneath the fury, and the thrill that he’ll get even better, given time.
  6. Mojo
    May 17, 2019
    80
    Original, but with traces of early Dizzee, Rodney P and The Streets in Slowthai's savvy grime-punk. [Jun 2019, p.96]
  7. May 20, 2019
    40
    Northampton’s Child has a brilliant trap-style beat which comes with one of Slowthai’s better performances, as if being more autobiographical implicitly encouraged him to find his own voice. But these moments are too few and far between to save a record that reveals the whirlwind of hype around Slowthai to be not much more than invisible garments on an arrogant emperor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 26, 2019
    10
    Slowthai explores the current social climate of the UK without losing his creative identity in an album that stays true to his past and theSlowthai explores the current social climate of the UK without losing his creative identity in an album that stays true to his past and the UK's future. Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    the best album to come from the UK in recent memory, slowthai delivers a truly heart filled debut album which will be remembered for manythe best album to come from the UK in recent memory, slowthai delivers a truly heart filled debut album which will be remembered for many years to come Expand
  3. May 19, 2019
    8
    Refreshing, interesting and important. An example of some of the best British music of recent times.
  4. May 19, 2019
    7
    De longe o álbum não parece ser de um estreante, tem uma carga de maturidade muito forte ao versar sobre problemas cotidianos da Grã-BretanhaDe longe o álbum não parece ser de um estreante, tem uma carga de maturidade muito forte ao versar sobre problemas cotidianos da Grã-Bretanha (o nome do álbum é mais do que sugestivo, as composições também). No plano instrumental, não há nada de surpreendente ao 'universo rap', portanto, Slowthai mantém-se numa zona de conforto apropriada para uma estréia - e que acredito ser a sua filosofia musical fiel; no lugar dele, eu faria a mesma coisa. No restante, é um bom álbum. Expand
  5. May 18, 2019
    7
    A powerful delivery by slowthai. Screams nihilism. A discussion of the social climate of Britain. Thought-provoking and powerful lyrics.
  6. May 28, 2019
    7
    There's nothing great about this album, except its relevance on today's issues in the UK. Some tracks are outstanding ('Doorman', and alsoThere's nothing great about this album, except its relevance on today's issues in the UK. Some tracks are outstanding ('Doorman', and also 'Peace of Mind'), however the rest of them are just inferior, lack of originality within the production. Nothing Great About Britain is a reminder that even a developed country can mess themselves up too. Expand

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