Disc-Overy [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Bursting onto the scene seemingly from nowhere, 21-year-old MC Tinie Tempah has rapidly overtaken Dizzee Rascal as the U.K.'s biggest urban star, scoring two huge-selling number ones and two further Top Five singles in just six months. Indeed, whereas the likes of Ellie Goulding and Marina & the Diamonds dominated the 2010 "ones to watch" lists, Tempah was pretty much ignored, with the likes of Giggs and Devlin occupying the hip-hop quota instead. His unexpected chart dominance is undoubtedly down to his unique lyrical content, which is littered with pop culture references and amusing one-liners, his quick-fire delivery, and some rather epic production, from the guitar ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Bursting onto the scene seemingly from nowhere, 21-year-old MC Tinie Tempah has rapidly overtaken Dizzee Rascal as the U.K.'s biggest urban star, scoring two huge-selling number ones and two further Top Five singles in just six months. Indeed, whereas the likes of Ellie Goulding and Marina & the Diamonds dominated the 2010 "ones to watch" lists, Tempah was pretty much ignored, with the likes of Giggs and Devlin occupying the hip-hop quota instead. His unexpected chart dominance is undoubtedly down to his unique lyrical content, which is littered with pop culture references and amusing one-liners, his quick-fire delivery, and some rather epic production, from the guitar solo-filled stadium rock-inspired "Written in the Stars," to the dub-heavy Labrinth co-writes "Frisky" and "Pass Out." But despite debuting at number one, Tempah's second album isn't necessarily a case of an underground artist giving in to commercial sensibilities. Indeed, much of Disc-Overy could have easily fit on his 2007 grime-influenced mixtape Hood Economics Room 147, particularly the harsh techno beat-driven "Simply Unstoppable," and the frantic drum'n'bass of the Pendulum-style "Intro." Featuring several well-established guest singers, there are concessions to the poppier end of the spectrum, but they work just as convincingly as the grimier moments. Kelly Rowland appears on "Invincible," whose huge piano riffs sound suspiciously similar to her David Guetta duet "When Love Takes Over"; "Wonderman" combines computer game synth sounds with Ellie Goulding's folk-led vocals to surprisingly powerful effect, and "Miami 2 Ibiza" is an anthemic house floor filler produced by dance supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Elsewhere, "Illusion" echoes the plinky piano sounds of early-2000s Dr. Dre's "Just a Little," featuring the soulful tones of Range, and is the closest the album gets to a ballad, while the Naughty Boy-produced "Let Go" is a dark, brooding finale featuring rising R&B star Emeli Sande. A super-confident and adventurous collection of songs, Disc-Overy is the sound of an artist completely on top of their game, which could finally help the distinctly British grime scene go worldwide.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099990651328
  • Catalog Number: 9065132
  • Sales rank: 170,789

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:30)
  2. 2 Simply Unstoppable (3:33)
  3. 3 Pass Out (4:28)
  4. 4 Illusion (3:16)
  5. 5 Just a Little (3:02)
  6. 6 Snap (3:05)
  7. 7 Written in the Stars (3:39)
  8. 8 Frisky - Labrinth (4:55)
  9. 9 Miami 2 Ibiza - Swedish House Mafia (3:24)
  10. 10 Obsession (3:41)
  11. 11 Invincible (3:21)
  12. 12 Wonderman - Ellie Goulding (3:39)
  13. 13 Let Go - Emeli Sandé (4:19)
  14. 14 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tinie Tempah Primary Artist, Vocals
Eric Turner Vocals
Kelly Rowland Vocals
Da Digglar Vocals
Luke Steele Vocals
Sam Frank Vocals
Ellie Goulding Vocals
Ben Harrison Guitar
Labrinth Vocals
Emeli Sandé Vocals
Mark Asari Vocals
Vanya Taylor Vocals
Chris Shorooi Guitar
Technical Credits
Dick Beetham Mastering
Axwell Composer, Programming, Instrumentation
Da Digglar Producer
Steve Angello Programming, Instrumentation
Charlie Bernardo Programming, Instrumentation
Naughty Boy Producer, Instrumentation
Swedish House Mafia Producer
Philippe Marc Anquetil Composer
Emile Haynie Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Ben Harrison Additional Production
T. Bowen Composer
Labrinth Producer, Instrumentation
L. Steele Composer
V. Taylor Composer
T. Riley Composer
John Hill Producer
B. Harrison Composer
Al Shuckburgh Composer
Marc Williams Programming
Ishi Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
All About She Producer
Sebastien Ingrosso Programming, Instrumentation
Richie Montana Engineer
Mario Belem Illustrations
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