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Chiddy Bang: Opposite of Adults EP

Joe Copplestone

Chiddy Bang come across as inventive and youthful at first, but fall short at the first hurdle.


Chiddy Bang

Opposite of Adults EP

Label: EMI
US Release Date: 2010-04-20
UK Release Date: 2010-02-21
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If you've heard the cheeky, fun loving, playground hip-pop of the Chiddy Bang's "Opposite of Adults", you know the track works because it doesn't take itself seriously. It's almost as if the duo never expected it to be heard, but what else does this band have to say? As it turns out, not a lot. From the clumsy, rolling synths sounds of "Chiddy Freestyle", the fun is gone. Rapper Chiddy claims his "controversy sells", but the track drags at a mere 2:12, which is, admittedly, quite an achievement in itself. "Sooner or Later" showcases a bit more spunk, but it's all in the sharp synths and slick snare; Chiddy sucks the life out of it with his dull, faux-inspirational flow. The hazy synthesizer lines of "Dream Chasin'" suffer a similar fate. Chiddy Bang came across as inventive and youthful at first, but on the Opposite of Adults EP, struggles to keep a steady pulse.

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