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CD: Example - Playing in the Shadows | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Example - Playing in the Shadows

CD: Example - Playing in the Shadows

British rap pop star on bouncy if predictable form

Example: playing in the shadows is clearly an intensely serious business

Better him than Black Eyed Peas, eh? Will.I.Am never came up with a line like, "Just sittin' here chillin' in the Batcave/ Whilst listening to Nick Cave/ Last night was a sick rave". In fact, that lively sliver of channel-hopping doggerel pretty much sums up Example. His lyricism has both cheese and cheek but is undeniably compulsive, laced with bubblegum hedonism. As for the music backing him, it's 21st-century electronic homogeny run riot - bangin' Euro-trance, dubstep, drum and bass, a dash of hip hop, soft-rock tropes, no shortage of melodies and big breakdowns.

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