Run Come Save Me

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Run Come Save Me
RootsManuva RunComeSaveMe albumcover.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 August 2001 (2001-08-13)
GenreHip hop
LabelBig Dada
Roots Manuva chronology
Brand New Second Hand
Run Come Save Me
Dub Come Save Me
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
The Guardian[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[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 (eds.). 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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