16 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan Mills has hit his thirties with scores to settle and wisdom to share. On his sixth album, his wordplay remains scalpel-sharp, but the pool-party pop has been deflated in favor of steely, hypnotic grime and hip-hop. He jabs critics hard (“The Other Side”), vividly recalls the good and bad times of grime’s early days (“Make It Last”), and, on the gorgeously pensive “Slow Your Roll,” files a powerful report on gentrification and the loveless, lawless future facing some of London’s youth. Defiant, focused, and thought-provoking, Raskit restates Dizzee’s standing as one of grime’s true greats.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan Mills has hit his thirties with scores to settle and wisdom to share. On his sixth album, his wordplay remains scalpel-sharp, but the pool-party pop has been deflated in favor of steely, hypnotic grime and hip-hop. He jabs critics hard (“The Other Side”), vividly recalls the good and bad times of grime’s early days (“Make It Last”), and, on the gorgeously pensive “Slow Your Roll,” files a powerful report on gentrification and the loveless, lawless future facing some of London’s youth. Defiant, focused, and thought-provoking, Raskit restates Dizzee’s standing as one of grime’s true greats.

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