Public Warning is the debut studio album from UK hip hop artist Lady Sovereign released on 31 October 2006. The album, a mix of grime and hip hop, was originally due for release in November 2005 but was pushed back after Lady Sovereign was signed by Island Def Jam.
In a press release, released on Monday, 17 July 2006, the album's track listing was finally confirmed, featuring all three of her singles, tracks from her two EPs: Vertically Challenged and Blah Blah as well as newly recorded tracks for the release, including "Love Me or Hate Me", and the latest single, "Those Were the Days". In the 2 November 2006 issue of America's Rolling Stone magazine (posted its website 10/18/06), Public Warning was given a 3.5/5 rating. The album has so far sold over 250,000 copies in the US And has sold 300,000 Copies Worldwide.
The CD was released in the U.K on 5 February 2007 and includes Bonus Track "Pretty Vacant" [Performed Live] & Enhanced CD link to a 15-minute documentary on Lady Sovereign.
Initial critical response to Public Warning was generally positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 67, based on 34 reviews.