Common Sense

J Hus - Common Sense
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #199 / 887
Year End Rank: #30
User Score
Based on 124 ratings
2017 Ratings: #341
Liked by 1 person
May 12, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Black Butter / Label
UK Hip Hop, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
Indeed, pretty much all of this is brand new material. That seems like a gutsy move in 2017, when most albums are trailed by multiple stream-only singles and videos, but here it figures more as a reminder that there’s still a place for bold new artists in the world.
80
The Guardian
Not to be confused with plain old grime (so 2015, guys!), J Hus leads a wave of MCs who blend the genre’s hard-hitting, distinctly UK flow with bashment and Afrobeat.
80
Crack Magazine
Get familiar with a set of soon-to-be classics you’ll need to have on your phone in time for Carnival.
80
NME
For all its globe-trotting genre-hopping, however, ‘Common Sense’ is an album that could only have been released in the UK in 2017 – not only because of its very London-specific blend of influences, but because of its big-budget glossiness and world-beating confidence.
78
Pitchfork
It’s an excellent debut from an artist on the cusp.
70
GIGsoup

All-in-all, the debut offering from this Stratford word-smith is packed full of catchy hooks, witty lyrics and tight and tasteful production, dispelling any opinion denouncing his potential to reach the same lofty chart heights as peers such as Stormzy or Skepta. If you’ve any common sense at all, you’ll listen to it and love it.

DanP98_
80
Will go down as a UK classic.

Fav Track: Clartin
joe_swarb
80
J Hus' debut album is full to the top of swagger and house party stoppers. J Hus' musicality shines through on the opening track Common Sense as his confidence is on dial 10 here. As the album progresses on with further songs about chasing girls and having fun with songs Closed Doors and Did You See.

J Hus' blend of musical styles from Afrobeat to Dancehall, Hip Hop as well as others let's you know his mind and talent goes far beyond just grimey and hardcore raps and bragadocious behaviour. ... read more
TheRestOfEden
76
Glimps of what would have been. Great UK hip hop album.
Kaapo
75
Wavy and melodic trap inspired grime, pretty dope album. Vocally and flow wise talented J Hus provides catchy verses and hooks regularly on this album. Maybe couple songs which didn't really hit me and the mixing with vocals sounded a bit off on 1 or 2 songs. Still mostly enjoyable album, could have been great without few songs.
90
may be the best rap album og 2010's in the uk
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Added on: May 9, 2017