Conflict Of Interest

Ghetts - Conflict Of Interest
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #26 / 737
User Score
Based on 353 ratings
2021 Ratings: #584
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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.

90
DIY
It’s Ghetts’ ability to paint rich scenes and his breadth of unabashed honesty that animates his comeback into a fully-fledged triumph. Although meticulously crafted under Ghetts’ famed perfectionist nature, it’s pure; neither shunning the light or the dark across the 16 tracks. He lets it all show.
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

Phillip
50

Ghetts has been a name within the UK grime scene that I've been familiar with for a little bit now. While I hadn't heard a full project from him before, I had heard a few songs here and there and it was about time that I had heard an album from him as he had interested me with his explosive delivery and dynamic flows like on the track artillery. I was looking forward to hear more of what ghetts could 9ffer but unfortunately this was a really underwhelming project.

Content wise, ghetts leans ... read more

MusicGod
79

i’m a sucker for uk rap lol

RapReviewsRepos
75

You can see why “Conflict of Interest” is an apt title; Ghetts is experimenting with styles to try and push through to a wider audience, without sacrificing what built his fanbase to start with.

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70

One of the greatest productions of 2021, i am just putting my scores of last year albuns cuz im new here, so, its a lot to put a specific critic again in all albuns that i listened last year.

NTTR
53

Ghetts - Conflict Of Interest

Genre: UK Hip Hop
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 53% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 956th / 1085

Highlight: 10,000 Tears (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Made me think of:
Dizzee Rascal
Kano
Dave

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Track List

1Fine Wine
4:56
79
2Mozambique
4:50
84
3Fire and Brimstone
3:10
77
4Hop Out
2:58
73
5IC3
3:48
feat. Skepta
82
6Autobiography
6:50
77
7Good Hearts
3:09
feat. Aida Lae
74
8Dead To Me
3:48
88
910,000 Tears
4:34
63
10Sonya
4:38
84
11Proud Family
5:26
70
12Skengman
4:32
feat. Stormzy
78
13No Mercy
3:25
47
14Crud
5:31
feat. Giggs
74
15Squeeze
2:42
feat. Miraa May
73
16Little Bo Peep
6:32
83
Total Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
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Added on: February 11, 2021