Album review: Stanley Odd - Oddio



Circular, 12.99

These Scottish hip-hop standard bearers sound much more relevant than the mighty Eminem, rapping stories that are social realism with a sense of humour and dance shoes.

Veronika Electronika has a Nu Yorican style that gives The Numbness or Get Out Of Bed a smooth edge, while reinforcing the humour: "Who in their right mind takes a horse tranquilliser? I wasn't in my right mind…"

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The star of the show is Solareye. Delivery deadly, rhymes sublime.

• This article was first published in Scotland on Sunday on 20 June.