Ethan P on Roots Manuva: “Who gives a fuck about “ten pints of bitter?””. Well, not you Ethan, cuz being American you’re not old enough to drink it yet.

(Serious response – the Roots Manuva album is a bit overrated, but under the very funny bluster I don’t get the idea the review’s got much handle on the music. The feeling I always get from Ethan (on the forum and here) is that he wishes those horrid Brits and their horrid dance music inflections would stay away from his lovely hip-hop. Mind you, expecting Roots Manuva to weather an Atlantic crossing well – as his pop press glad-handers do – is as silly as expecting, say, Pulp to suddenly top the Billboard charts.)