ROOTS MANUVA Dub Come Save Me (Big Dada/Outside) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
Having released the first classic British hiphop record last year, London MC Roots Manuva returns to wring the whole project inside out. Dub Come Save Me picks up on the roots reggae overtones of Run Come Save Me, dubbing out several tracks from the original album alongside a handful of new cuts. Typically, it's hard to tell where the dub cuts end and the straight-up hiphop begins. A swampy slink infects each of the 10 tracks here, including the new cuts, while Welsh hams Super Furry Animals do their best to confuse the mix even further by fusing Roots Manuva's chopped-up rhymes with stuttering beats and the hook from MacArthur Park. Rewind!