Freedom of Speech (Speech Debelle album)
|Freedom of Speech|
|Studio album by Speech Debelle|
|Released||13 Feb 2012|
|Speech Debelle chronology|
|Singles from Freedom of Speech|
Freedom of Speech is the second album by British rapper Speech Debelle. The record was recorded in London, United Kingdom and produced entirely by Kwes. It was her second album release on Big Dada Recordings.
At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Freedom of Speech received an average score of 62% based on 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
The album prompted Trebuchet Magazine to describe Debelle as 'a fiery, if naïve, seeker of justice and truth', and said "she has a cracked lusciousness to her voice that strongly recalls Martina Topley-Bird's most meltingly sexy moments on Tricky's Maxinquaye."
MTV gave the album 5/5 stars, and said, "What makes this a truly great hip hop album is that her words, piling up on one another, take on the quality of incantations — and that those incantations take on a life of their own." According to AllMusic in a review, "Speech Debelle is now the most interesting and possibly the most exciting British MC on the scene."
|1.||"Studio Backpack Rap"||Elliot, C; Sey, Kwesi||Kwes.||4:01|
|2.||"Live for the Message"||Elliot, C; Sey. K; McKoy, J||Kwes.||3:51|
|3.||"Blaze Up a Fire" (featuring Roots Manuva and Realism)||Elliot, C; Richards, D; Sey, K; Smith, R||Kwes.||4:19|
|4.||"Elephant in the Living Room"||Elliot, C; Ryan, L; Sey, K||Kwes.||4:02|
|5.||"X Marks The Spot"||Elliot, C; O' Fathaigh, C||Kwes.||3:49|
|6.||"Angel Wings"||Elliot, C; O' Fathaigh, C||Kwes.||3:29|
|7.||"Shawshank Redemption"||Elliot, C; Sey, K||Kwes.||4:23|
|8.||"I'm With It"||Elliot, C; White, F||Kwes.||3:43|
|9.||"The Problem"||Elliot, C; Sey, K; Wynter, L||Kwes.||4:15|
|10.||"Collapse"||Elliot, C; Sey, K||Kwes.||5:04|
|11.||"Eagle Eye" (featuring Realism)||Elliot, C; Richards, D; Sey, K||Kwes.||4:53|
|12.||"Sun Dog"||Elliot, C; Sey, K||Kwes.||7:13|
- "Freedom of Speech by Speech Debelle". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- "Freedom of Speech - Speech Debelle - Releases - Ninja Tune". Ninja Tune. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
- Keenana, Sean (February 12, 2012). "Speech Debelle - Freedom of Speech Album Review". Trebuchet Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
- "Freedom of Speech by Speech Debelle". MTV. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
- "Freedom of Speech". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
Excerpt of "Sun Dog", the last track off Freedom of Speech
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