eMusic Review 0
A scene just isn't a scene without anthems, and Skream! is full of cuts that would sound like anthems whether or not anyone was getting down to them en masse. The most obvious is "Midnight Request Line," a 2005 underground hit for obvious reasons: the blipping keyboards and tick-tick-snap beat combine to make a dynamite hook. But throughout, Skream's music balances dubstep's dark tone with brief, resonant bursts of sunshine, transmitting a giddiness that, more than anyone else, predicts the kaleidoscopic turn the music would take, in its "wonky" guise, a couple years later.