#11: Kano – This Is England


Grime purists will scoff at choosing this most poppy and accessible of Kano’s output this year, and as much as I also like ‘3 Wheel-Ups’, this is the one that I enjoyed the most over the course of the year. As grime has enjoyed its flowering renaissance this year, and arguably its most successful and lucrative year ever, Kano has served as a returning hero, a sort of godfather figure. ‘Made in the Manor’ found crossover success too, including a Mercury nomination, and secured his status after a somewhat risky six year absence. This track is a sort of ‘State of the Game’ address, and actually provides quite a moving overview of how far Kano and his generation of British musicians have come.


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