100% Publishing

100% Publishing
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Studio album by
Released20 June 2011
LabelBig Dada
Wiley chronology
Race Against Time
100% Publishing
Chill Out Zone
Singles from 100% Publishing
  1. "Numbers in Action"
    Released: 5 April 2011

100% Publishing is the seventh studio album by English grime artist Wiley. It is named "100% Publishing" because the album was written, produced and mastered in its entirety by Wiley[1] while working independently of a label. Big Dada re-signed Wiley to release the album and was released on 20 June 2011. The first single, "Numbers in Action", was released on 5 April 2011.[2]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Drowned in Sound7/10[7]
The Guardian[8]
The Skinny[13]

100% Publishing was met with "generally favorable" reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 67 based on 20 reviews.[4] Aggregator website AnyDecentMusic? gave a 6.6 out of 10 based on a critical consensus of 22 reviews.[3]

In a review for Pitchfork, Nate Patrin wrote: "100% Publishing bristles with the reflexive jabs and on-the-spot opinions that tend to come during long-distance sparring sessions with the nebulous flogging masses. Wiley wasn't always the slickest-flowing rapper, but if there's one part of his game that's really stepped up, it's his relationship with his own beats."[11] Alex Macpherson of The Guardian noted the albums "beats are sparse, functional and judiciously melodic in ways that will be recognisable to fans of his original eski sound. More importantly, this strategy puts Wiley's voice and personality front and centre."[8] At Clash, Raj Chaudhari noted "the album is a fine document of why Wiley was, is, and will continue to be such a cornerstone of the grime scene."[6]

Track listing[]

All songs written and produced by Wiley.[14]

1."Information Age"Wiley1:37
2."100% Publishing"Wiley2:59
3."Numbers in Action"Wiley3:23
4."Boom Boom Da Na"Wiley3:14
5."Your Intuition"Wiley2:46
6."I Just Woke Up"Wiley2:46
7."Wise Man and His Words"Wiley3:00
8."Talk About Life" (featuring Daniel de Bourg)Wiley3:28
9."Yonge Street (1,178 Miles Long)"Wiley2:59
10."Pink Lady"Wiley3:48
11."Up There"Wiley3:30
12."One Hit Wonder"Wiley3:36
13."To Be Continued"Wiley3:19
Total length:40:20
CD bonus track
14."Music, Not the Money" (featuring Leah Miller)Wiley3:25
Total length:43:45
ITunes Store & Ninja Tune bonus track
Total length:47:10


Charts (2011) Peak
UK Albums Chart[15] 76
UK R&B Albums Chart[16] 10
UK Indie Chart[15] 12


  1. ^ "Wiley: 100% Publishing | Prefixmag". Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  2. ^ First view: Wiley – Numbers in Action | Music | guardian.co.uk
  3. ^ a b "AnyDecentMusic? Review". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Metacritic Review". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  5. ^ Anderson, Rick. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b Chaudhuri, Raj (16 June 2011). "Clash Magazine Review". Clash. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  7. ^ Cleve, Sam (27 June 2011). "Drowned in Sound Review". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  8. ^ a b Macpherson, Alex (17 June 2011). "The Guardian Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  9. ^ Hogwood, Ben (20 June 2011). "MusicOMH Review". MusicOMH. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  10. ^ Fuertes-Knight, Jo (14 June 2011). "NME Review". NME. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  11. ^ a b Patrin, Nate (1 July 2011). "Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  12. ^ Finley, Adam (4 August 2011). "PopMatters Review". PopMatters. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  13. ^ Gieben, Bram (4 June 2011). "The Skinny Review". The Skinny. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  14. ^ Wiley’s Second Album With Big Dada 100% Publishing Tracklisting « RWD: Grime, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Funky, Pop, R&B, House, News, Interviews, Videos, Audio and Fashion Archived 1 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ a b Album Top 40 from the Official UK Charts Company
  16. ^ R&B Albums Chart