Boy in da Corner

Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2003 Ratings: #3 / 296
User Score
Based on 398 ratings
2003 Ratings: #36
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Startling, tirelessly powerful, and full of unlimited dimensions, nothing could truly weigh down this debut -- not even a Mercury Prize.

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Should I phone you up in person and tell you that you should get this album? Take this from me: Boy In Da Corner is the first real musical discovery of 2003.

100
The Guardian
The most original and exciting artist to emerge from dance music in a decade.
94
Pitchfork

On his debut album, Boy in Da Corner, 18 year-old Dizzee Rascal instantly stakes a claim that East London is hip-hop's next great international outpost.

91
Spin
The flow is straight-up alien: chilled-out and frantic at the same time, slightly breathless.
90
NME

‘Boy In The Corner’ is one of the most assured debut albums of the last five years.

90
Drowned in Sound

At a time when so much music is little more than a safe retread of comfortingly familiar territory, Dizzee's uncompromising vision is refreshing. Because quite frankly, if 2003 produces another record as ambitious, innovative, thought-provoking or just plain important as 'Boy In Da Corner', I'll be amazed.

83
Entertainment Weekly
One of the strangest, bumpiest musical journeys we're likely to experience on record this year.
80
Rolling Stone
If you want a vision of the future of hip-hop and techno, get this record.
AnnexMart
97

A certified classic review.

I have sat with people that do not understand or appreciate the sound and history behind this album, usually being in North America. It is understandable, Grime can be an acquired taste at times and maybe like so many albums and artists before, it matters on the time period and sound at the time.

But this piece of music, just has so much depth and reason for it's deserving title. Dylan Mills recorded and released this album before he even left his teenage years, ... read more

Jc9ers
96

Is this the magnum opus of Grime?

TehSniper_143
90

Bri’ ‘ish Peepl

This album is one that ive been meaning to get to for a good long while. Mainly cause a friend of mine showed me the song “I Luv U”, which is a song that goes hard as FUCK!!! SO I was hoping the rest of the album was like that, and it most definitely is! I really loved a lot about this album, from the insane production on here, to Dizzees insane presence on nearly every track on here, its just an insane time! Sure, some songs aren’t as great as ... read more

Jc9ers
96

Is this the magnum opus of Grime?

TehSniper_143
90

Bri’ ‘ish Peepl

This album is one that ive been meaning to get to for a good long while. Mainly cause a friend of mine showed me the song “I Luv U”, which is a song that goes hard as FUCK!!! SO I was hoping the rest of the album was like that, and it most definitely is! I really loved a lot about this album, from the insane production on here, to Dizzees insane presence on nearly every track on here, its just an insane time! Sure, some songs aren’t as great as ... read more

depechemode4lif
88

Excellent grimey and gritty sounding hip hop album. The beauty of this album def lies in its production which is undeniable ahead of its time. I cant believe this came out same year as Jay Z Black Album

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Track List

  1. Sittin' Here
  2. Stop Dat
  3. I Luv U
  4. Brand New Day
  5. 2 Far (Feat. Wiley)
  6. Fix Up, Look Sharp
  7. Cut 'Em Off
  8. Hold Ya Mouf' (Feat. God's Gift)
  9. Round We Go
  10. Jus' A Rascal
  11. Wot U On?
  12. Jezebel
  13. Seems 2 Be
  14. Live O
  15. Do It!

Year End Lists

#12/Pitchfork
#12/SPIN
#16/NME
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