“Ignorance Is Bliss” by Skepta was released on the 31st of May, 2019 and since its release, it has been getting lots of Buzz and reviews. We at Top 50 Charts decided to do an in-house rating of the album for our readers.
The album is a 13 track album and features popular artists like Wizkid, Lay-z, J Hus and Lancey Foux just to name a few. The songs on the albums are Bullet from a Gun, Greaze Mode, Redrum, No Sleep, What Do You Mean, Going Through It, Same Old Story, Love Me Not, Animal Instinct, Glow In The Dark, You Wish, Gangsta, and lastly Pure Water.
Ever since its release, it has been getting massive love from fans and celebrities both on and off social media. With the way the number of streams is rapidly increasing and how the songs are moving up on the charts, we decided to listen and scrutinize the album thoroughly. Afterward, we decided the album was worth sharing with our readers.
The production on the album was really good as its’ obvious Skepta took his time in selecting the producers to work with on the album, hearing how great the sound was. The production brought out the message Skepta was trying to convey in each of the songs. We also realized that the beat was not overlapping Skepta’s voice as we could hear what he said in each song.
Another aspect we looked at is the features on the album. Skepta really did an awesome research in selecting the artistes who reproduced the same energy with him on each song. Although, we had a little suggestion of our own for Skepta on artistes we wished were also on the album. We suggested artistes like Burna Boy, Giggs and maybe a song with Drake would be features the fans would love to see.
Another angle we looked at was the lyrics and the message he was trying to convey in the songs. In one of the songs, (Glow in the Dark), he passed a conscious message to Black people, reminding them to stay woke. He went on to say that no matter the situation and what we are going through, we are strong people. He advised that as blacks, we should let our stars glow, even in the dark. This is a subject that affects all blacks and Africa at Large. We felt Skepta couldn’t have passed a better message.
He also shared personal issues and personal experiences we could all relate to in the album and we feel that as an artiste, you should be able to communicate and relate with your audience and Skepta did a fine job at that.
We gave the album an 8/10 rating and we strongly advise our readers to listen to the album as it comes highly recommended.