Review: Dizzee Rascal – Tongue 'N Cheek

Dizzee Rascal - Tongue 'N Cheek

Even from the start of this review there is something that has bugged me from the moment I saw this track listing and Calvin Harris’ track listing. Why, after a year of the singles release, do both Dizzee and Calvin feel the need to feature Dance Wiv Me on their albums? It strikes me as both lazy and damn right annoying.
Track List

  1. Bonkers
  2. Road Rage
  3. Dance Wiv Me
  4. Freaky Freaky
  5. Can’t Tek No More
  6. Chillin’ Wiv Da Man Dem
  7. Dirtee Cash
  8. Money Money
  9. Leisure
  10. Holiday
  11. Bad Behaviour

The easily recognisable stutter at the start of Bonkers is one of the high points of this album (which is a bit of a shame really). Even with two collaborations from the man who “created disco”, Mr Calvin Harris himself, the album struggles to pose itself as a serious chart contender. Sadly playing its two best hands far too early in the game.

It’s difficult to write this review without feeling a sense of annoyance (and a little bit of anger strangely) at the poor quality of this latest offering in comparison to his last release Maths And English. The album seems lazy, uninspired and totally disconnected from the Dizzee from previous years.

Sadly the rating system on this blog is a rating out of 10.