Lowkey
Soundtrack to the Struggle


4.5
superb

Review

by TheRapReviewer USER (3 Reviews)
February 9th, 2013 | 20 replies | 1,707 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A brilliant political album which has consistent image & sound. The Lyrics are good and they always have a concept.

3 of 5 thought this review was well written

Soundtrack to the Struggle is the second studio album by rapper Lowkey. He first broke into the rap scene when releasing his first studio album, 'Dear Listener'. Now, onto the album.

The First track, 'Soundtrack To The Struggle' has a catchy beat & meaningful lyrics making a brilliant start to the album. The second track, 'Too Much' is a nice track but not amazing. His lyrical ability is still on point during the song though. The third song 'Voice Of The Voiceless' which features much loved, 'Immortal Technique' has brilliant production & a brilliant concept. He shows his political side in which, he pulls off brilliantly. Overall, a great track.

The fourth track 'Hand Your Gun' is a good song but the corny gun sound effects in the background bring it down a bit. But still a good track. The fifth song (excluding skits), 'Terrorist?' is a very catchy song with a soulful hook. Lowkey kinda goes off topic at points with his lyrics but a great song overall. The sixth track, 'Something Wonderful' has nice smooth hook while Lowkey stays on the topic of the amount of respect of women receive today. Although, the hook is nice & the lyrics are nice, the production begins to get boring and lowers the song a bit.

On the seventh track, 'Dreamers' which features the soulful singer 'Mai Khalil'. Her voice brings a nice new sound to Lowkey. Lyrically, Lowkey keeps on the concept of a girl which he describes as beautiful. The hook features the words 'Sometimes i really hate myself' which displays the words of a girl who is in pain. On the seventh track 'Obama Nation', Lowkey exposes President Barack Obama. This is one of the best songs on the album. Lowkey's lyrics are catchy & memorable. Lowkey shows his personality & shows that he's not afraid to speak out which is what I like about him.

The eighth track, 'Cradle Of Civilisation' has a catchy hook which features the 'Oh, how good is freedom' (translated). He exposes that there actually any freedom although people suggest it. He brings a new concept which he keeps on topic with. the ninth track, 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' is probably one of the weakest tracks on the album. The production sounds very watered down although, it is listenable. Lowkey as always has good lyrics. Although, I didn't really like the featuring artist, 'Klashnekoff'. I just didn't really like his personality.

The album has many more songs but I'm going to stop here but heres my list the best & worst songs:

Best Songs:
Dear England, Terrorist Pt. 2, Long Live Palestine & Voice Of The Voiceless

Worst Song:
My Soul


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Cygnatti
February 9th 2013



19974 Comments


whoa pos'd for reviewing this and for reminding me to jam moar often :o

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Cygnatti
February 9th 2013



19974 Comments


edit: seems track by track-ish

still gonna pos but >:/ smh

InfamousGrouse
February 9th 2013



2864 Comments


Well this is something I didn't expect to see reviewed

oltnabrick
February 9th 2013



29282 Comments


Its the Rap Reviewer, what did you expect?

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Eclecticist
February 9th 2013



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I am surprised no one had reviewed this yet because it is actually a solid 4.5/5

Tyrannic
February 9th 2013



3224 Comments


review needs work

InfamousGrouse
February 9th 2013



2864 Comments


shit oltnabrick, a 2?

oltnabrick
February 9th 2013



29282 Comments


accidentally rated this lol

i dont think ive heard this

InfamousGrouse
February 9th 2013



2864 Comments


it's really solid - a lot to take in one sitting however

Eclecticist
February 9th 2013



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

he's one of the few hip-hop artists that are actually an academic in their spare time

Calc
February 9th 2013



10847 Comments


"seems track by track-ish"

no this is a straight up track by track.

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2013



3008 Comments


Decent review, but try to stay away from track by track reviews as it's generally a better idea to talk about the album as a whole. Since it's your first review, though, have a pos

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TheRapReviewer
February 9th 2013



9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, my bad. I shouldn't of gone track by track and talked about the album as a whole. It's my first review and its not amazing. I'll improve in future.

RosaParks
February 10th 2013



14592 Comments


checking this now but it's 95 minutes so I don't think I'll finish it tonight

fromtheinside
February 10th 2013



16382 Comments


i'm not listening to a goddamn 95 minute album

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Eclecticist
February 10th 2013



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

why? The Flaming Lips made a 6 hour song once

TheRapReviewer
February 10th 2013



9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Why not listen to it? It completely blew my mind when listening to the album as a whole & became one of my favorite albums as of now.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
February 11th 2013



4830 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

another uk hiphop record ripping production from the US golden age. solid rapping, but wish the beats were more interesting. kinda sounds like a mainstream version of jedi mind tricks :-

also way too long

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Jonzo67
April 1st 2013



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Lowkey is one of the most well respected heads in the UK underground, of course it deserves reviews!

oltnabrick
April 1st 2013



29282 Comments


#thestruggle



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