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Studio album by Aggro Santos
Released 31 January 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Hip hop, dance
Length 29:42
Label Mercury Records, Future Records
Singles from Aggro
  1. "Candy"
    Released: 3 May 2010
  2. "Saint or Sinner"
    Released: 22 August 2010
  3. "Like U Like"
    Released: 17 January 2011 is the debut studio album by English rapper Aggro Santos. It was released on 31 January 2011.

Critical reception[edit]

Jon O'Brien from Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars and said "Santos will be able to adapt once his ubiquitous sound is considered passé, as an immediate snapshot of the 2011 musical climate, it's still a stylish and energetic debut."[1] Metro Amy Dawson from commented, "Credibility be damned, reach for your glowstick and enjoy some uncomplicated party music."[2] Sarah-Louise James criticized about the album's title. "Yes, we get that you're a switched on, socially networked up boy about town, but really? Aggro" [...] "It's a shame the album title's so cheesy 'cos there's a lot on here for Aggro fans to love, including the songs with the Kimberl(e)ys."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Daily Star Mixed[3]
Metro 3/5 stars[2]
OK! 3/5 stars[4]
Star 3/5 stars[5]


  • "Candy" (featuring Kimberly Wyatt) was released as the album's lead single. The song has been critically appreciated, with reviewers complimenting its chorus and synthpop beats associated with it.[6] The song achieved commercial success peaking at number five in the United Kingdom and number fourteen in the Republic of Ireland.[7]
  • "Saint or Sinner" was released as the second single from the album. It received minor success than its predecessor charting only in the UK at number nineteen.[8] The song has an old school garage feel associated with Portuguese and Spanish beats.[9]
  • "Like U Like" a collaboration with Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh, gave Santos his second top ten single in the United Kingdom peaking at number eight and 13 at Ireland.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Candy" (featuring Kimberly Wyatt) Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Viktoria Hansen, Santos Quiz & Larossi 3:00
2. "Stamina" (featuring Bryn Christopher) Santos, MacKichan Blair MacKichan 3:42
3. "Saint or Sinner" Reid, Hansen, Santos Luke Reid aka Flukes of Crazy Cousinz 3:03
4. "Do You Believe" (featuring Esmée Denters) Romdhane, Larossi, Hansen, Santos Quiz & Larossi 3:28
5. "Everybody in the Club" Santos, Maplanka, Mhonders, Lunch, Hawes Boogie "The Poster Boy" & Z1 3:31
6. "Like U Like" (featuring Kimberley Walsh) Mac, Hector, Santos Steve Mac 3:26
7. "Just Like You" Williams, Santos, Blackmore K-Warren 3:21
8. "Anaconda" Santos, Ray Hedges, Blackmore, Nigel Butler, Joe (90) Lawrence, Dreelan Hedges, Butler 3:02
9. "Rhythm n Flow" (Radio Edit) Big Shot, Santos Big Shot 3:09
Total length: 29:42

A physical copy of the album allows access to exclusive content which includes videos for "Candy", "Stamina", "Saint or Sinner", "Like U Like" and "Rhythm N Flow" with behind the scenes features.

Chart performance[edit]

The album performed poorly in the UK and Ireland, where the album failed to chart. In the UK it made number 155 and number 24 on the specialist UK R&B Chart.

Charts (2011) Peak
UK R&B Chart[11] 24
UK Album Chart[12] 155

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, record label and format details
Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[13] 31 January 2011 CD, digital download Mercury Records
Ireland[14] Universal Music


  1. ^ a b O'Brien, Jon (2010-07-28). "Aggro - Aggro Santos". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b Dawson, Amy (2011-01-31). "I'm A Celebrity's Aggro Santos serves up a slice of South London rap". Metro. Associated Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b James, Sarah-Louise (2011-02-09). "Music Reviews :: Review - Aggro Santos: Aggro". Daily Star. Northern & Shell Media. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Review: Aggro Santos, Aggro". OK!. Northern & Shell. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Review: Aggro". Star. Northern & Shell. 2011-02-01. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  6. ^ Copsey, Robert (2010-05-03). "Singles Review - Aggro Santos ft. Kimberly Wyatt: 'Candy'". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi Médias). Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Aggro Santos and Kimberly Wyatt - Candy". α Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  8. ^ "Aggro Santos - Saint Or Sinner". α Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  9. ^ Bunzl, Marina (2010-05-30). "Interview with Aggro Santos". X-Media Online. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  10. ^ "Aggro Santos and Kimberley Walsh - Like U Like". α Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  11. ^ "R&B Albums Top 40 - 5th November 2011". Official Charts. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ " Aggro Santos: Music". 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  14. ^ "Aggro Santos - MP3 Downloads - 7digital". 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2011-01-30.