Method to the Maadness

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Method to the Maadness
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Studio album by Kano
Released 30 August 2010
Recorded 2010
Length 46:42
Label Bigger Picture Music
Producer Kano, Boys Noize, Craigie Dodds, Hot Chip, Fraser T Smith, Chase & Status, A13
Kano chronology
140 Grime Street
(2008)
Method to the Maadness
(2010)
Made in the Manor
(2016)
Singles from Method to the Maadness
  1. "Get Wild"
    Released: 10 June 2010
  2. "Upside"
    Released: 22 August 2010
  3. "Spaceship"
    Released: 2010[1]

Method to the Maadness is the UK rapper Kano's fourth studio album. The album has contributions from several artists including Wiley, Boys Noize, Hot Chip, Chase & Status and Damon Albarn. During an interview with the blog Social Writers, Kano said that "It was really important to me that it really made sense as an album. I didn't want it to be single driven. I really wanted it to have substance in the tracks, really wanted it to the track [sic] to mean something to me, I really wanted to experiment and make the album very exciting". He also described his progression on Method To The Maadness, as an MC from his first album Home Sweet Home. "I didn’t really know what I was doing on that album (Home Sweet Home). It's about progression with every album, learning from the last and just getting a little bit more educated and more experienced as a performer and as a recording artist, as a writer and a producer and co-producer. So, I feel I've definitely progressed".[2]

Three singles have been released from the album: "Get Wild", featuring Aidonia and Wiley, "Upside", featuring Michelle Breeze from Why Why Peaches, and "Spaceship", featuring production from Chase & Status and additional vocals from Takura Tendayi.

Reception[edit]

The album entered the UK Album Charts at number 45 despite a strong marketing push. Jesal Padania from RapReviews.com stated that it was a "good album" but also confessed his disappointment, particularly his view that until Kano "opens up" his audience will never truly connect with the artist.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "2 Left: Topic of Discussion" Kano, Ridha Boys Noize 4:51
2. "Get Wild" (featuring Wiley and Aidonia) Kano, Ridha, Wiley, Aidonia Boys Noize 3:52
3. "iPod Generation" Kano Kano 0:55
4. "Maad" Kano, Fraser T Smith Kano, Fraser T Smith 3:24
5. "Spaceship" Kano, Kennard, Milton Chase & Status 4:31
6. "Upside" (featuring Michelle Breeze) Kano, Dodds Craigie Dodds 3:04
7. "All + All Together" (featuring Hot Chip) Kano, Taylor, Goddard, Doyle Hot Chip 3:40
8. "Lady Killer" (featuring Ghetts) Kano, Ghetts, Taylor, Goddard, Doyle Hot Chip 2:31
9. "Bassment" (featuring Damon Albarn) Kano, Albarn A13 2:44
10. "Crazy" Kano, Ridha Boys Noize 3:38
11. "Slaves" Kano, Dodds, Breeze, Allen Craigie Dodds 4:50
12. "Jenga" (featuring Vybz Kartel) Kano, Ridha, Pentz, Palmer Boys Noize 3:59
13. "Dark Days" Kano, Dodds Craigie Dodds 4:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  2. ^ Elisha, Casey (20 August 2010). "SOCIAL WRITERS MEET.......Kano |Social Writers". Social Writers. Blogger.
  3. ^ "Kano :: Method to the Maadness :: BPM Records". Rapreviews.com. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.