At Your Inconvenience

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At Your Inconvenience
Studio album by Professor Green
Released 28 October 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre British hip hop, rap rock, UK garage
Length 65:26
Label Virgin
Producer Alex 'Cores' Hayes, 16bit, DJ Khalil, TMS, iSHi 2Stripes, Eric Hudson, Mojam
Professor Green chronology
Alive Till I'm Dead
(2010)
At Your Inconvenience
(2011)
Growing Up in Public
(2014)
Singles from At Your Inconvenience
  1. "At Your Inconvenience"
    Released: 26 July 2011
  2. "Read All About It"
    Released: 21 September 2011
  3. "Never Be a Right Time"
    Released: 22 January 2012
  4. "How Many Moons"
    Released: 21 April 2012
  5. "Remedy"
    Released: 14 May 2012
  6. "Avalon"
    Released: 16 September 2012

At Your Inconvenience is the second studio album by British rapper Professor Green, released on 28 October 2011. "At Your Inconvenience" was released as a promotional single on 26 July. The first official single "Read All About It" was released on 21 September 2011.[1] Some guests from his debut album appear on the album, including Ed Drewett, Fink and Emeli Sandé, New guests include Slaughterhouse and Bad Meets Evil member Royce da 5'9", Kobe, Luciana, Ruth Anne, Sierra Kusterbeck and Haydon. Upper Clapton Dance originally featured on Green's debut mixtape Lecture #1.

Background[edit]

The album's general theme is different, in that it is more emotional, to Professor Green's previous album; he had a difficult upbringing with a hard relationship with his parents. His father committed suicide in 2008 and it heavily affected him. Professor Green said of his father's suicide and upbringing that "This album helped — writing about it was my way to deal with it."[2] The album, thus, is generally more emotional than his previous album, Alive Till I'm Dead, which covered more humorous themes. Ed Drewett and Emeli Sandé, who had previously worked on Alive Till I'm Dead, were featured on the album.

Singles[edit]

  • "At Your Inconvenience" was released as the album's first promotional single on 26 July 2011. It was released via promotional single and digital download, and a music video was released in support of the track. The video features Green in various alter egos, performing the song in and around a bar. The track peaked at number 97 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Read All About It" was released as the album's first official single on 23 October 2011. The tracks features vocals from Emeli Sandé. On 5 September 2011, BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter MistaJam debuted the single, and gave it its first radio airplay. In promotion of the single, Green and Sande performed the song live on The X Factor results show on 23 October 2011. It peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Never Be a Right Time" was released as the album's second official single on 22 January 2012. The single features guest vocals from Ed Drewett. A music video was created for the track, however, Drewett does not appear in the video. The video features Green agonising over his relationship with a girl. The track peaked at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "How Many Moons" was released as the album's second promotional single on 21 April 2012, in support of the fifth annual Record Store Day. The song is produced by Austrian duo Camo & Krooked. The remix (released as the single) features guest vocals from Dream Mclean and Rinse. A lyric video was created for the track, however, no official music video was filmed. The track was ineligible to chart, as only 1000 copies of the single were produced.
  • "Remedy" was released as the album's third official single on 3 June 2012. The single features guest vocals from Ruth-Anne Cunningham. The song was remixed for its release as a single. The track reached #18 on the UK Singles Chart. In support of the single, Green prepared and released his own brand of beer, entitled "Professor Green's Remedy".
  • "Avalon" was released as the album's fourth official single on 16 September 2012. The single features guest vocals from Sierra Kusterbeck. The song was once again remixed for its release as a single. A music video for the track was filmed during the first week of July. Kusterbeck made a guest appearance in the video.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC unfavourable[3]
The Daily Telegraph 1/5 stars[4]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[5]
The Evening Standard 2/5 stars[6]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[7]
Hot Press favourable[8]
The Independent 2/5 stars[9]
The Irish Times 3/5 stars[10]
MTV UK favourable[11]
RWD 4/5 stars[12]

In general, the album has received mixed reviews from music critics. However, RWD Magazine gave the album 4/5 stars and stated 'Introspective and reflective, this borders on emo-rap on occasions, while retaining edginess on the sonic side'.[12] MTV UK gave the album a positive review stating 'From hip-hop, to UK garage influences, this slick LP really does have it all.'[11] The Guardian awarded the album 3/5 stars, saying 'It's difficult to reconcile Green's more crass verses with his sentimental numbers; Astronaut's tale of innocent rape victim turned junkie sits uncomfortably next to all the phallus jokes and Eminem-style sadism of songs such as Into the Ground. It's a heavy, ambivalent confessional, but Green's precocious personality and distinctive flow manage to keep it fired up.'[7]

The Independent were less positive, saying 'Having managed to parlay an association with Lily Allen into the semblance of a career, Professor Green punches above his weight on his second album' before stating 'Green's delivery is too Estuary-Eminem, scattershot hip-hop asperity snarled out with a mockney menace that is too secondhand to be effective' and the Evening Standard said 'At his best, as on the vitriolic Read All About It, he can still sound like the English Eminem. When the acoustic guitars come out, though, he's closer to Just Jack.' The BBC were also unimpressed, with the BBC saying that Green is basically just saying "Please let me on The X Factor… I promise I won’t swear!" and that you are left "frankly, bemused and, increasingly, very, very bored". The Evening Standard summed up the album by saying "The good news is that if fame really is so tough Manderson won't have to suffer for long: another album like this and nobody will be listening." Uncut gave the album 2 out of 5 stars, summing it up as "rather tiring". Perhaps the most damning review of all though was The Daily Telegraph '​s 1 out of 5, claiming "his rhymes are too often lewd brags or boneheaded non sequiturs". Any Decent Music, the online review aggregator, finds the album awarded overall 4.3 out of 10.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "At Your Inconvenience"   Stephen Manderson, Eddie Jeffrys, Jason Morrison 16bit 3:33
2. "D.P.M.O."   Manderson, Jared Scharff, Andrew "Broadway" Williams Youngboyz and Jared "Blake" Scharff 3:58
3. "Read All About It" (featuring Emeli Sandé) Manderson, Emeli Sandé, Tom Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Ben Kohn, Iain James TMS , Eshraque "iSHi" Mughal 3:55
4. "Trouble" (featuring Luciana) Manderson, Barnes, Kelleher, Kohn, Luciana Caporaso, Nick Clow TMS 3:39
5. "Spinning Out" (featuring Fink) Manderson, Charles Thompson, Alex 'Cores' Hayes Alex 'Cores' Hayes 4:15
6. "Remedy" (featuring Ruth Anne) Manderson, James Murray, Mustafa Omar, Lee Bailey, Ruth-Anne Cunningham Mojam 3:15
7. "How Many Moons"   Manderson, Reinhard Rietsch, Markus Wagner Camo & Krooked 4:04
8. "Avalon" (featuring Sierra Kusterbeck) Manderson, Murray, Omar, Sandé Mojam 4:44
9. "Astronaut"   Manderson, Sandé, Shahid Khan, Ludovico Einaudi, Hayes Alex 'Cores' Hayes, Naughty Boy 3:54
10. "Doll"   Manderson, Andrew Clifton, Eric Hudson Eric Hudson, Andrew Clifton 4:09
11. "Never Be a Right Time" (featuring Ed Drewett) Manderson, Ed Drewett, Hayes Alex 'Cores' Hayes 3:20
12. "Today I Cried"   Manderson, Hayes Alex 'Cores' Hayes 5:45
13. "Nightmares" (featuring Royce da 5'9" and Kobe) Manderson, Khalil Abdul Rahman, Danny Tannenbaum DJ Khalil 3:39
14. "Forever Falling" (featuring Haydon) Manderson, Hanni Ibrahim, Lee Bailey Sunny Productions 5:05
15. "Into the Ground"   Manderson, Hayes Alex 'Cores' Hayes 4:26
16. "Upper Clapton Dance" (featuring Chynaman and Cores) (Hidden Track) Manderson, Hayes, Derry "Chynaman" Thompson Alex 'Cores' Hayes 3:45

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format(s)
Ireland[17] 28 October 2011 Digital download
United Kingdom 31 October 2011 Digital download[18]
CD[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Green hits out at music industry in 'At Your Inconvenience'". Digital Spy. 
  2. ^ Smart, Gordon (22 October 2011). "Professor Green: Dad's suicide makes me scared of being a parent". The Sun (London). 
  3. ^ BBC - Music - Review of Professor Green - At Your Inconvenience
  4. ^ Lachno, James (27 October 2011). "Professor Green: At Your Inconvenience, CD review". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  5. ^ Professor Green: 'At Your Inconvenience' - Album review - Music Review - Digital Spy
  6. ^ CDs of the week: Florence, Professor Green and Bonnie Prince Billy - Music - Going Out - London Evening Standard
  7. ^ a b "Professor Green: At Your Inconvenience – review". The Guardian (London). 27 October 2011. 
  8. ^ At Your Inconvenience | Music Review | Album | Hot Press
  9. ^ Gill, Andy (28 October 2011). "Album: Professor Green, At Your Inconvenience (Virgin)". The Independent (London). 
  10. ^ Murphy, Lauren (28 October 2011). "Review: Professor Green, At Your Inconvenience". The Irish Times. 
  11. ^ a b Professor Green 'At Your Inconvenience' - Track By Track Review | Professor Green | News | MTV UK
  12. ^ a b ISSUU - RWD MAG 10 ANNIVERSARY EDITION by RWDmag
  13. ^ At Your Inconvenience by Professor Green reviews | Any Decent Music
  14. ^ Scottish Albums Top 40 - 9th November 2013 | Official Charts
  15. ^ Official Albums Chart UK Top 100 - 9th November 2013 | The UK Charts | Top 40
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Professor Green – At your inconvenience". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter At your inconvenience in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  17. ^ iTunes - Music - At Your Inconvenience by Professor Green
  18. ^ "At Your Inconvenienceby Professor Green". iTunes Store (Apple Inc.). 
  19. ^ "At Your Inconvenience: Professor Green". Amazon.co.uk.