London Zoo

The Bug - London Zoo
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2008 Ratings: #4 / 734
Year End Rank: #29
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2008 Ratings: #78
July 7, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ninja Tune / Label
Dancehall, Dubstep / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Pitchfork

Kevin Martin, under a dozen-or-so aliases and across numerous genres, has been screwing around with deep bass for well over a decade. 1997's Tapping the Conversation-- a concept album conceived as a surrogate soundtrack to Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation-- was his first release as the Bug, and in retrospect, it sounds like an alternate-universe prototype of dubstep, based on instrumental hip-hop rather than UK garage rhythms. By the time he issued his 2003 follow-up Pressure, he'd already charged headlong into heavy digital ragga, building a repertoire of grimy, distorted beats that mutated dancehall into a glitchy, blown-out commotion.

MarkCooper
49
Great concept, terrible execution
JardelR
89
Judgement is the cherry on the top on this fucking mastepiece.
35
i don't get what is the point of this album, doesn't make any sense to me
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#5/PopMatters
#9/MOJO
#11/The Guardian
#16/FACT Magazine
#16/No Ripcord
#38/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. Angry [ft. Tippa Irie]
  2. Murder We [ft. Ricky Ranking]
  3. Skeng [ft. Killa P & Flowdan]
  4. Too Much Pain [ft. Ricky Ranking & Aya]
  5. Insane [ft. Warrior Queen]
  6. Jah War [ft. Flowdan]
  7. Fuckaz [ft. Spaceape]
  8. You & Me [ft. Roger Robinson]
  9. Freak Freak
  10. Warning [ft. Flowdan]
  11. Poison Dart [ft. Warrior Queen]
  12. Judgement [ft. Ricky Ranking]
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