Thursday, February 24, 2011

Devlin - Bud, Sweat & Beers

The UK bass culture is currently living a very-prolific period, and Devlin is another name to add up to a list that already includes huge mainstream-success stories such as Tinie Tempah or Skepta.
Bud, Sweat & Beers may be his first album, but it's already a very huge and ambitious affair. The frantic beats don't let it be mistaken by anything else than a grime album, as well as Devlin's flow, or shall I say, angry words-spitting rhymes? But then there are also the immense pop hooks, absurdly catchy choruses, emo pianos and strings, heavy guitars and a whole lot of intense drama, taking everything into another level that comes really close to reaching epic proportions. In a way, it all reminds me of a less-cartoonish version of Eminem, which - in my book - is a very good place to start with. (7/10)

Devlin - Brainwashed (video)

Devlin feat. Yasmin - Runaway (video)

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