10 April 2009

RUPERT: Just Woke Up – 2009 – Album review

RUPERT: Just Woke Up – 2009 – Album review
HIGHLIGHTS: Make Moves – Grey Light – South Of The River – The Fox
SOUNDBITE: “Live your life within systems, or decide to drink wisdom from a stream that’s been pissed in”
RATING: 4.5/5

Just Woke Up? Christ, there were times when I thought this would never see the light of day. I’ve been hanging out for the first Rup – oops my bad – RupERT album proper since the motley collection of odds and ends that was Rup On Zebra a while back. Well, I say ‘motley’ – easily one of the best releases of 2007, it would have lyrically smoked anything else into a coma. Cryptic blogs on Rup’s myspace meanwhile suggested that he was over the whole music thing and that’s all (s)he wrote. Thankfully, these have turned out to be little more substantial than an investment banker’s competence, not only has Rupert woken up, he smokes his drugs, doubts his own worth and makes you take a long hard look at your own while convincing you that none of it matters anyway – although – oh - actually it might – all in less than forty minutes. Not the longest album in the world then, and there’s also been a stylistic shift in balance between this release and the last.…READ THE REST AT MONKEYBOXING.COM

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