A more interesting - and accurate - vision of England than anything Blur dared to attempt.
The title presumably a nod
to ’70s dub reggae records, this Damon Albarn side project – in cahoots with
such blue chip Bohemian hip-hop names as Dan The Automator and Del Tha Funky Homosapien – is just too much to take for some people. The melodica, the looseness, the talk of Africa – how dare he expect to get away with it? Answer: by getting Ed Case to do a garage mix which hauls
it down the dancefloor of Twice As Nice, where all
the disparate elements fall into place and the jarring culture clash suddenly makes perfect sense. A little shift
in perspective and, suddenly, you’ve got a west London Basement Jaxx, embodying
a more interesting – and accurate – vision of England than anything Blur dared