Common Sense

J Hus - Common Sense
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #142 / 735
Year End Rank: #30
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2017 Ratings: #496
May 12, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Black Butter / Label
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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.

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.
danielm4
70
Favs: Common sense, Did you see, Closed doors
DalekTurret32
73
An upbeat look through life with an afrobeat sound. Some of the sexually explicit one-liners aren't very good, but J Hus does offer some solid performances and the production (especially from JAE5) is sublime. I also love the string loop in Goodies, as it offers a cinematic sound to fully make the beat and vocals stand out

Common Sense [77]
Bouff Daddy [86]
Clartin [78]
Leave Me [66]
Closed Doors [53] (-)
Did You See [80]
Like Your Style [57]
Plottin’ [79]
Sweet Cheeks [56]
Fisherman ... read more
NickBrick
9
boring
AndreVital
54
I just reviewed His' new album "Big Conspiracy", which I enjoyed quite a bit, so I re-listened to this one to make sure I wasn't missing anything. There are certainly some bangers and the production is already very vibe and usually pretty bouncy and fun. Yet, this album is soooo bloated, too many throwaway choruses and overextended songs which should have never been released. Also, it seems that J HUS has gained confidence since this project. His presence is still a tad bit shaky ... read more
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Track List

  1. Common Sense
  2. Bouff Daddy
  3. Clartin
  4. Leave Me
  5. Closed Doors
  6. Did You See
  7. Like Your Style
  8. Plottin
  9. Sweet Cheeks
  10. Fisherman (feat. Mo Stack & MIST)
  11. Good Time (feat. Burna Boy)
  12. Spirit
  13. Mash Up (feat. Mo Stack)
  14. Goodies
  15. Good Luck Chale (feat. Tiggs Da Author)
  16. Who You Are
  17. Friendly
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