Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album
Roots Manuva : Witness (One Hope)
Marred only by the rapper's references to [I]"cheese on toast"[/I] and [I]"ten pints of bitter"[/I].
of rainy-day mundaneness. Perhaps it's not so much the Britishness but the arcane detailing that seems wholly at odds with the brutal futurism of his beats. After all, as Richard Hawley proves, it's possible to anglicise American music without being self-conscious about it.
The film adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic horror novels is shockingly enjoyable
A defiantly bangerless take-me-seriously-as-an-artist album that reveals new charms every time you spin it
The utterly gripping story of how The Boston Globe exposed child abuse within the Catholic church
Hitmaker-for-hire makes a silk purse out of songs rejected by Rihanna, Adele and others