by Lady Sovereign


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Lady Sovereign's debut album was the sound of young London coming right off the streets. The grime rapper's sophomore release, Jigsaw, has the same amount of saucy attitude as the first album, Public Warning, and there are almost as many laughable punch lines from the S-O-V. The thin electro-meets-grime-meets-indie productions from the returning Medasyn mix Panic at the Disco, La Roux, and Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" in varying amounts, adding the occasional live drummer, chamber orchestra, or Cure sample in an effort to keep things interesting. The "top-notch bitch" is triggered when the percussive "I Got the Goods" gets simple, making a memorable chorus out of nothing but boasts. "On & On" features "I'm just trying to blow up like implants," "Food Play" is a fun mix of food and sex that could thrill the South Park character Chef, and the magic of "Guitar" lies in its wonderfully off-key "If I could play guitar then I'd play it/But I can't so I'll just siiiiiiiinnnnnnng." These small victories contrast with meaningless anthems ("Let's Be Mates") and trying soul-searchers (the title cut).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
Label: Midget Records
UPC: 5060172000562
catalogNumber: 20005
Rank: 64699

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Performance Credits

Lady Sovereign   Primary Artist
Ed Page   Bass Guitar
Medasyn   Synthesizer,Bass Guitar
Ryan Simmonds   Percussion,Drums
DJ Frampster   scratching
Joey Benjamin   Vocals
Raven   Strings

Technical Credits

Adam Pendse   Engineer
William Slater   Artwork
Zak Biddu   Management
Lady Sovereign   Composer,Audio Production
Medasyn   Programming,Audio Production
Gabriel Olegavich   Composer
Louise Harmon   Composer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer

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