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Roaring 20s
     

Roaring 20s

by Rizzle Kicks
 

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When you come out the gate with that "new flavor" attitude and a parade of clever ideas, sounds, and lyrics, the sophomore jinx hangs above the head like the sword of Damocles, and that goes double for genres like hip-hop, up to and including the U.K. strain. The vibrant return of Rizzle Kicks doesn't even seem aware of second album expectations, effortlessly bouncing

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When you come out the gate with that "new flavor" attitude and a parade of clever ideas, sounds, and lyrics, the sophomore jinx hangs above the head like the sword of Damocles, and that goes double for genres like hip-hop, up to and including the U.K. strain. The vibrant return of Rizzle Kicks doesn't even seem aware of second album expectations, effortlessly bouncing out colorful and memorable pop-rap moments that are Fresh Prince fun, Dizzee Rascal funny, Eminem flashy, and as catchy as a hit that's one-half Drake, one-half Macklemore. Still, as easy as it plays out, Roaring 20s is deceptively crafted and ambitious. The album unfolds like a true star where hits mingle with tracks that should have been and nothing gets labeled "filler." Add to that, the Brighton duo have sharpened their lyrical skills and evolved into something much more aware, offering cool commentary about the millennial lifestyle and reality television during the great "Lost Generation." The moody and full "Lunatic" raises the group to a Massive Attack level when it comes to atmosphere and groove, while "Put Your Two's Up" is party time perfection, coming on strong with horns, hooks, and a guest appearance from Fatboy Slim. The brilliant Jamie Cullum and Rizzle Kicks cut, "The Reason I Live," feels like a true collaboration rather than just some record company-directed collision, and when the lyrics snidely declare "Listen up yo, feelin' alive is a good way to kill time," it's the RK gift of being cool, cold, and positive all at once. Great things happen all over Roaring 20s, an album where the cool kids become the smart kids while losing none of their baller status.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/17/2013
Label:
Island Uk
UPC:
0602537433230
catalogNumber:
3743323
Rank:
113241

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Performance Credits

Rizzle Kicks   Primary Artist
Michael Kearsey   Trombone,Euphonium
Ed Mitchell   Saxophone
Paul Taylor   Trombone
Robin Mullarkey   Bass
Richard Adlam   Drums
Jamie Cullum   Piano,Vocals
Ian Sherwin   Horn Engineer
Joe Auckland   Trumpet
Tim Sandiford   Guitar
Hal Ritson   Bass,Keyboards
Mark Brown   Saxophone
Tim Baxter   Keyboards
Bang Bang Bang   Vocals
Neil Waters   Trumpet
DJ Manipulate   scratching
Dominic West   Vocals
Seye Adelekan   Guitar
Ant Whiting   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Double Bass,Vibes
Simon Lea   Drums
Robbie Nelson   Horn Engineer
Emily Phillips   Piano,Background Vocals
Pete Cannon   Bass,scratching,Drums,Keyboards
Harley Alexander-Sule   Vocals
Ben Edwards   Trumpet,Soloist
Dom Pipkin   Keyboards
Joshua Joseph   Vocals
Jordan Stephens   Vocals
Herman Stephens   Vocals
Emma Boulting   Vocals
Dabla   Vocals
Chris Wintermeyer   Trumpet
Cecilia Knapp   Vocals
Sita Yebga   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ray Brown   Composer
Norman Cook   Composer,Producer
James Atkin   Composer
Mark de Cloedt   Composer
Mike Spencer   Programming
Richard Adlam   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Jamie Cullum   Composer
Ian Sherwin   Engineer
Hal Ritson   Composer,Engineer
Roy Panton   Composer
Ant Whiting   Composer,Programming,Producer,Additional Production
Emily Phillips   Composer
Pete Cannon   Composer,Programming,Producer
Harley Alexander-Sule   Composer
Jordan Stephens   Composer
Show N Prove   Vocal Engineer
Lester Salmins   Composer,Producer
Andrew Pittas   Composer
Joey Swarbrick   Management
Ian Alec Harvey Dench   Composer
Derran Gene Brownson   Composer
Zachary Sebastian   Composer
Rex James Foley   Composer

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