Conflict Of Interest

Ghetts - Conflict Of Interest
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #3 / 109
User Score
Based on 164 ratings
2021 Ratings: #52
Liked by 11 people
February 19, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner UK / Label
UK Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

It’s a rare achievement to make an album as thoughtful and transparent as this; you need real lyrical talent to do so.

100
The Observer

Cinematic in scope, movingly honest, with a phalanx of big-name guests, Justin Clarke’s major-label debut is a dazzling piece of storytelling.

90
The Line of Best Fit

On his major label debut, Conflict Of Interest, the decorated East London wordsmith refines the winning formula of his past long-players, getting up close and personal while still finding room for a plethora of A-listers including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Skepta.

80
The Guardian

Conflict of Interest feels like the work of an artist who’s in it for the long haul rather than short-term rewards.

80
Clash

That backwards glance has helped deliver his strongest album to date, and one of grime’s true classics.

80
The Arts Desk

Though Conflict of Interest remains sympathetically steeped in criminal experience, it also holds out a hand to pull free.

80
The Forty-Five

The record’s expansive soundscape and storytelling deserve several long listens, yet its fresh outlook hints at an exciting future for grime.

80
Evening Standard

This is slow-moving, sophisticated fare befitting of an elder statesman.

70
Loud and Quiet

Ultimately, the high points more than make up for any shortcomings; this an at-times-stunning album that balances bangers and heart in an endearing and enduring fashion.

Case
70
Conflict Of Interest has some fantastic highlights and is solid all around, but it is just too long and has too many ok moments to reach it's full potential.

I had never really heard of Ghetts, but I saw the tracklist for the album and saw many prominent UK artists such as Skepta, Stormzy, Dave, Giggs, Pa Salieu, and even Ed Sheeran. This had me really intrigued, and while I did walk away with some great tracks, it just feels so long overall. Many songs on here just go on for too long and ... read more
avernannes
69
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6.9/10

Very good hip-hop record, and it comes from the person who usually isn't convinced by the genre at all. I love that, apart from the thoughtful, precise lyrics, Ghetts took notice of the instrumental stuff, and it's something that really adds to the value of this album.
their_nickname
50
NME is right. This album is a rare achievement. I've never seen a UK rap record with such a split personality. On the same album you can have a grimey, clever, absolute banger like Crud...when a few tracks before you have an absolutely garbage sadboy crooner with fucking Ed Sheeran of all people. Conflict of Interest, Ghetts? Is that why you named your album that? Because if so, this ain't it chief. Go back into the lab and bring more bars and less cringe on your next go.
MusicGod
79
i’m a sucker for uk rap lol
verniers
54
the duality of man etc etc how tf is this album containing insane bangers and laughably bad tracks all at the same time

fave tracks: mozambique; ic3; autobiography; skengman; crud; squeeze; little bo peep

least fave track: no mercy, with an honorable mention for 10,000 tears
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Track List

  1. Fine Wine
  2. Mozambique (ft. Jaykae & Moonchild Sanelly)
  3. Fire and Brimstone
  4. Hop Out
  5. IC3 (ft. Skepta)
  6. Autobiography
  7. Good Hearts (ft. Aida Lee)
  8. Dead To Me
  9. 10,000 Tears (ft. Ed Sheeran)
  10. Sonya (ft. Emeli Sande)
  11. Proud Family
  12. Skengman (ft. Stormzy)
  13. No Mercy (ft. Pa Salieu & BackRoad Gee)
  14. Crud (ft. Giggs)
  15. Squeeze (ft. Miraa May)
  16. Little Bo Peep (ft. Dave, Wretch 32 & Hamzaa)
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Added on: February 11, 2021