Bleeds (Roots Manuva album)

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Bleeds
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Studio album by
Released30 October 2015 (2015-10-30)
GenreHip hop
Length40:40
LabelBig Dada
Roots Manuva chronology
4everevolution
(2011)
Bleeds
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Clash8/10 stars[2]
Exclaim!8/10[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
NME4/5 stars[5]
The Observer3/5 stars[6]

Bleeds is the ninth studio album by English rapper Roots Manuva. It was released on 30 October 2015 on the Big Dada label.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80% based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

In a positive review for Exclaim!, Kyle Mullin wrote that "His rhymes are so layered and rapid that they are all but indecipherable, giving them endless rewind value," further stating that "these features make Bleeds a dense, dark, demanding listen. But patient, socially conscious audiences will not only find it compelling, but galvanizing too."[3] Noel Gardner of NME gave the album 4 stars out of 5, writing, "To borrow one of his old album titles, this is awfully deep."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Hard Bastards"5:18
2."Crying"3:03
3."Facety 2:11"2:43
4."Don't Breathe Out"3:20
5."Cargo"4:15
6."Stepping Hard"5:19
7."Me Up!"3:46
8."One Thing"3:48
9."I Know Your Face"5:22
10."Fighting For?"3:46

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bleeds by Roots Manuva". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Roots Manuva - Bleeds Diverse and imaginative..." www.clashmusic.com. Clash Music. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b Mullin, Kyle (October 28, 2015). "Roots Manuva - Bleeds". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  4. ^ The Guardian
  5. ^ a b Gardner, Noel (29 October 2015). "Roots Manuva – 'Bleeds'". NME. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  6. ^ The Observer
  7. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2015.

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