Slime & Reason

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Slime & Reason
RootsManuva slime&reason.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 September 2008 (2008-09-01)
GenreHip hop
Length54:29
LabelBig Dada
ProducerToddla T
Roots Manuva chronology
Alternately Deep
(2006)
Slime & Reason
(2008)
4everevolution
(2011)
Singles from Slime & Reason
  1. "Buff Nuff"
    Released: 7 July 2008
  2. "Again & Again"
    Released: 25 August 2008
  3. "Let the Spirit"
    Released: 27 October 2008
  4. "Do Nah Bodda Mi"
    Released: 29 June 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
BBCfavorable[3]
Billboardfavorable[4]
The Independent4/5 stars[5]
musicOMH4/5 stars[6]
NME7/10 stars[7]
The Observer5/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork7.1/10[9]
PopMatters6/10 stars[10]
The Times4/5 stars[11]

Slime & Reason is the sixth studio album of original material by Roots Manuva. It was released on 1 September 2008 on the Big Dada label. Hip Hop Connection magazine named it Album Of The Year 2008.

A limited-edition version of the album included a bonus CD, entitled Slime & Version, consisting of dub mixes by Wrongtom.

In 2009 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 30,000 copies throughout Europe.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76% based on 16 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Again & Again"4:06
2."C.R.U.F.F."3:53
3."Do Nah Bodda Mi"3:14
4."Let the Spirit"4:37
5."Kick Up Ya Feet"3:43
6."A Man's Talk"3:46
7."Buff Nuff"2:15
8."It's Me Oh Lord"3:32
9."2 Much 2 Soon"5:23
10."Do 4 Self"3:10
11."The Show Must Go On"6:07
12."I'm a New Man"3:04
13."Well Alright"3:57
14."The Struggle"3:48
Limited edition bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Again & Again & Again"3:35
2."I'm a New Man (A New Version)"2:51
3."A New Dub"3:02
4."9 Dubs a Year"3:15
5."Do Bodda Mi (in Digital)"3:18
6."Dub for the Worms"3:18
7."…And Again"2:33

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Slime & Reason by Roots Manuva". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ Slime & Reason at AllMusic
  3. ^ BBC review
  4. ^ Billboard Magazine review
  5. ^ The Independent Review
  6. ^ musicOMH review
  7. ^ NME review
  8. ^ The Observer review
  9. ^ Pitchfork review Archived 2008-09-21 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ PopMatters review
  11. ^ The Times review
  12. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/arc_static/docum/04-press/2009/PR%20-%2020090121%20IMPALA%20Awards.htm
  13. ^ "Roots Manuva". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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