Made in the Manor

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Made in the Manor
Kano - Made in the Manor cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 March 2016
Recorded2013–2015
Genre
Length52:18
Label
Producer
Kano chronology
Method to the Maadness
(2010)
Made in the Manor
(2016)
Hoodies All Summer
(2019)
Singles from Made in the Manor
  1. "Hail"
    Released: 12 April 2015
  2. "3 Wheel-ups"
    Released: 8 January 2016

Made in the Manor is the fifth studio album by British rapper Kano. The album was released on 4 March 2016 by Parlophone Records and Bigger Picture Music. It is Kano's first album release for six years following Method to the Maadness (2010), featuring guest appearances from Wiley, Giggs, Jme and Damon Albarn. The production was handled by frequent collaborators Mikey J, Fraser T Smith, Blue May and Damon Albarn, alongside Jodi Milliner, Kwes, Mele, Rustie, Sam Beste, Swifta Beater and Zeph Ellis.

The album received positive reviews from critics and entered the UK Albums Chart at number 8, becoming Kano's highest-charting album in his career.[1] It was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 2016.[2][3][4][5] It also won 'Best Album' in the 2016 MOBO Awards.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
Clash Music7/10[7]
Evening Standard4/5 stars[8]
The Quietus8/10[9]
The Guardian3/5 stars[10]

Made in the Manor was met with positive reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 66, indicating "generally favorable reviews", based on nine reviews.[6]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
The Guardian The Best Albums of 2016 2016
31
The Independent Best Albums of 2016 2016
8
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2016 2016
15

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Hail"Kane Robinson3:31
2."T-Shirt Weather in the Manor"
  • Robinson
  • Smith
Smith5:16
3."New Banger"
  • Robinson
  • Melé
  • Mele
  • Smith (add.)
4:50
4."3 Wheel-ups" (featuring Wiley & Giggs)Swifta Beater4:38
5."This is England"Robinson
  • Blue May
  • Jodi Milliner (add.)
3:38
6."Little Sis"
  • Robinson
  • Smith
Smith3:25
7."A Roadman's Hymn"Robinson
  • Mikey J
  • Blue May (add.)
  • Milliner (add.)
4:30
8."Drinking in the West End"
  • Robinson
  • Smith
Smith3:48
9."Deep Blues" (featuring Damon Albarn)
  • Smith
  • Damon Albarn
3:07
10."Endz"RobinsonMikey J3:58
11."Strangers"
  • Robinson
  • Sam Beste
  • Jodi Milliner
  • Blue May
  • Milliner
  • Kano
  • Sam Beste (add.)
3:36
12."Seashells in the East"
  • Robinson
  • Smith
Smith3:27
13."My Sound"Robinson
  • Blue May
  • Kwes (add.)
  • Milliner (add.)
6:17
Made in the Manor – Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."GarageSkankFreestyle"RobinsonZeph Ellis4:43
15."Flow of the Year" (featuring Jme)
Jme3:34
Total length:52:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 8
UK Digital Albums (OCC)[15] 3
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[16] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 4 March 2016 Parlophone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adele's 25 returns to the top of the Official Albums Chart while her world tour wows the UK". March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "The 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ have been revealed" Mercury Prize. Accessed 26 October 2016
  3. ^ "The Mercury Prize 2016 is bringing grime back to the spotlight with Skepta and Kano" London Evening Standard. Accessed 26 October 2016
  4. ^ "Mercury Prize 2016 nominations announced – see shortlist in full" NME. Accessed 26 October 2016
  5. ^ "Mercury Prize 2016: The nominees" BBC News. Accessed 26 October 2016
  6. ^ a b "Made in the Manor Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Matt Oliver (March 12, 2016). "Kano - Made In The Manor". Clash Music. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  8. ^ David Smyth (March 12, 2016). "Kano - Made in the Manor, album review: 'demands attention'". Evening Standard. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Josh Gray (March 12, 2016). "Reviews: Made in the Manor". The Quietus. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  10. ^ Lanre Bakare (March 12, 2016). "Kano: Made in the Manor review – grime mainstay finds a reflective maturity". The Guardian. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "The Best Albums of 2016: 40-31". The Guardian. November 30, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Best Albums of 2016". The Independent. November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "NME's Albums of the Year 2016". NME. November 24, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Official Album Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.