Run Come Save Me

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Run Come Save Me
RootsManuva RunComeSaveMe albumcover.jpg
Studio album by Roots Manuva
Released 13 August 2001 (2001-08-13)
Genre Hip hop
Length 57:53
Label Big Dada
Producer Wayne Bennett, Lord Gosh, Al Mono, Hylton Smythe, Skillamanjaro
Roots Manuva chronology
Brand New Second Hand
(1999)Brand New Second Hand1999
Run Come Save Me
Dub Come Save Me
(2002)Dub Come Save Me2002
Singles from Run Come Save Me
  1. "Witness (1 Hope)"
    Released: 23 July 2001
  2. "Dreamy Days"
    Released: 8 October 2001

Run Come Save Me is the second studio album by English hip hop musician Roots Manuva.[1] It was released on Big Dada in 2001.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[1]
Q4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[7]

John Bush of AllMusic wrote, "Roots Manuva handled every type of song with flowing confidence and a bemused air, whether it was a club jam or a message track."[3] Alex Needham of NME called it "Brit-rap's finest hour to date."[5] Christian Hopwood of BBC Music felt that the album "should be lauded for its degree of musical invention and individual approach to the genre".[9]

Q listed it as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."No Strings..." 1:25
2."Bashment Boogie" (featuring Ricky Rankin)Wayne Bennett3:19
3."Witness (1 Hope)"Lord Gosh4:15
4."Join the Dots" (featuring Chali 2na)Al Mono3:59
5."Black Box Interlude" 0:22
6."Ital Visions"Hylton Smythe4:42
7."Kicking the Cack"Lord Gosh3:36
8."Dub Styles" (featuring The Lingalong Tecknishun)Lord Gosh2:40
9."Trim Body"Lord Gosh3:35
10."Artical"Lord Gosh3:21
11."Hol' It Up" (featuring Riddla)Lord Gosh2:48
12."Stone the Crows"Hylton Smythe3:21
13."Sinny Sin Sins"Hylton Smythe3:36
14."Evil Rabbit"Hylton Smythe3:24
15."Swords in the Dirt" (featuring Niara, Danny Vicious, Rodney P, Blackitude, Big P, and Skeme)Wayne Bennett4:40
16."Highest Grade" (featuring Seanie T)Lord Gosh4:05
17."Dreamy Days"Skillamanjaro4:45


Chart Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 33


  1. ^ a b Lynskey, Dorian (10 August 2001). "Righteous beer". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b P., Ethan (11 December 2001). "Roots Manuva: Run Come Save Me". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b Bush, John. "Run Come Save Me – Roots Manuva". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ Bell, Duncan (September 2001). "Roots Manuva: Run Come Save Me (Big Dada)". Muzik (76): 61.
  5. ^ a b Needham, Alex (13 August 2001). "Roots Manuva : Run Come Save Me". NME. IPC Media. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Roots Manuva: Run Come Save Me". Q (181): 117. September 2001.
  7. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2004). "Roots Manuva". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 703. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Drumming, Neil (November 2001). "Roots Manuva, 'Run Come Save Me' (Big Dada)". Spin. 17 (11): 136. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  9. ^ Hopwood, Christian (2002). "Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me - Review". BBC. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  10. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q (185): 60–65. December 2001.
  11. ^ "Roots Manuva". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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