It's a trap Professor Green occasionally falls into on the follow-up to last year's Alive Till I'm Dead; but when he does, it comes off as wholly relatable or wonderfully tongue-in-cheek. He gets most of it out his system on buzz track and opener 'At Your Inconvenience', while lead single 'Read All About It' is strictly a family affair with a chorus courtesy of Emeli Sandé that Eminem would be proud to pilfer.
Elsewhere, he flits between all manner of musical styles; from the strobing garage beats on 'Trouble', emo-rap numbers 'Avalon' and 'Forever Falling' and the masochistic 'Into The Ground'. Fortunately, his inimitable flow provides the glue that saves it from becoming a disjointed and rambling affair.
He shines brightest on 'Astronauts'; a heart-tugging, Just Jack-esque number that shows a side few would think even existed, though he fails to re-create the same magic on the stripped back 'Spinning Out' and 'Never Be A Right Time'. Regardless, At Your Inconvenience is a versatile, heart-on-it's-sleeve confessional that easily does, as he puts it on 'D.P.M.O': "What I did on the last one times two."
Tracks to download: 'At Your Inconvenience', 'Read All About It', 'Remedy', 'Astronaut'
If you like this, you'll like: Eminem, Wretch 32, Just Jack, The Streets
Listen to a preview of At Your Inconvenience below: