Home Sweet Home (Kano album)

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Home Sweet Home
Studio album by Kano
Released 27 June 2005
Recorded 2004-05
Genre Grime, British hip hop
Length 61:42
Label 679 Recordings
Producer Kano (also exec.), DaVinChe, Diplo, Fraser T Smith, Mike Skinner, Mikey J, Paul Epworth, Terror Danjah, TipC
Kano chronology
Home Sweet Home
London Town
(2007)London Town2007

Home Sweet Home is the debut album by British rapper Kano. It was released on 27 June 2005 by 679 Recordings. Kano was 20 years old when the album was released. The album received highly positive reviews from music critics and peaked at number 36 on the UK Albums Chart. Six singles were released from the album— "P's and Q's", "Typical Me" featuring Ghetts, "Remember Me", "Nite Nite" featuring Leo the Lion & The Streets, "Brown Eyes" and "Signs in Life". Two of the singles, "Typical Me" and "Nite Nite", peaked within the top 30 of the UK Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Rap Reviews (9/10) [3]
BBC (favourable) [4]

The album received widespread acclaim, At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 12 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

Home Sweet Home entered and peaked on the UK Albums Chart at number 36 on 3 July 2005. It is Kano's third highest-charting album of his career, after London Town (2007) and Made in the Manor (2016). Despite its relatively low peak, it is his highest-selling album, having reached Gold status in the UK, while the aforementioned two albums have thus far only reached Silver.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Home Sweet Home" Kano, Asante Mikey J 3:37
2. "Ghetto Kid" (featuring Ghetts) Kano, Ghetts, Fraser T Smith Fraser T Smith 3:04
3. "P's and Q's" Kano, Chichester DaVinChe 4:08
4. "Reload It" (featuring Demon & D Double E) Kano, Penz, Redhead, Dixon Diplo 3:47
5. "Typical Me" (featuring Ghetts) Kano, Ghetts, Fraser T Smith Fraser T Smith 4:34
6. "Mic Check" Kano, Asante Mikey J 3:11
7. "Sometimes" Kano, Asante Mikey J 3:35
8. "9 to 5" Kano, Asante Mikey J 2:10
9. "Nite Nite" (featuring Leo the Lion & The Streets) Kano, Mike Skinner Mike Skinner 4:45
10. "Brown Eyes" Kano, Chichester DaVinChe 3:49
11. "Remember Me" Kano, Wellington, Bauza TipC, Fraser T Smith 3:15
12. "I Don't Know Why" Kano Paul Epworth 3:56
13. "How We Livin'" Kano, Price Terror Danjah 3:48
14. "Nobody Don't Dance No More" Kano, Fraser T Smith Fraser T Smith 3:52
15. "Signs in Life" Kano, Fraser T Smith Fraser T Smith, Kano 6:09
16. "Boys Love Girls" Kano Kano 4:02

Sample credits[6]

  • "I Don't Know Why" contains samples from "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath.
  • "Reload It" contains samples from "I Dig Love" by Asha Puthli


Credits for Home Sweet Home adapted from Allmusic.[7]


Chart (2005) Peak
UK Albums Chart[8] 36


Country/provider Certification Sales
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 100,000+


  1. ^ "Home Sweet Home Review". Metacritic. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kano :: Home Sweet Home :: 679". Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "BBC - Music - Review of Kano - Home Sweet Home". Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Reviews for Home Sweet Home by Kano - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  6. ^ album's liner notes
  7. ^ "Home Sweet Home - Kano". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Credits. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  8. ^ "2005-07-09 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2005-07-09.