Articles tagged the streets

Counterbalance: The Streets’ ‘Original Pirate Material’

Geezers need excitement. If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. So here's the very exciting UK hip-hop debut of the Streets. An early aughts phenomenon is this week's Counterbalance.

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26 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Roots Manuva: 4everevolution

British rap elder statesman’s sixth proper album offers tight grooves, adequate rhymes, and inherent spottiness.

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The Streets: Cyberspace and Reds

Mike Skinner's precursor to Computers and Blues is confrontational, vulnerable, messy, and really kind of fascinating.

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Five years ago this week the Streets released A Grand Don’t Come for Free, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Original Pirate Material (2002). Adrien

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Mike Skinner a.k.a. the Streets, in an attempt to be eminently newsworthy, pulled together a bunch of zombie movie footage to produce a

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As if we aren’t getting hit over the head enough with Twitter hype these days, now artists are debuting music using the ubiquitous micro-blogging

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4 Nov 2008 // 1:40 AM

Tobacco, Coldplay, The Streets…

Tobacco Truck Sweat [MP3]       Street Trash [Video] Coldplay Lovers in Japan [Video] The Streets Heaven for the Weather [Video] Charlie

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The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed

Happy and healthy aren't really adjectives normally associated with Mike Skinner's output as the Streets thus far, and perhaps that's enough to make Everything Is Borrowed worth a listen.

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2 Sep 2008 // 6:04 AM

The Streets, XX Teens, Joan Osbourne…

The Streets Everything Is Borrowed [Video] XX Teens Darlin’ [MP3] (from Welcome to Goon Island releasing 30 September)       Joan Osbourne Sweeter

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26 Jun 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Streets

) is running the New York Marathon this year. Seriously, he ran no less than 18 miles before the show. What the hell?!?!

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The Streets: The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living

In many respects, fame has not changed Mike Skinner: he's still charismatic, he's still insecure, and he's still just as messily pessimistic.

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14 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

Listening to The Streets, one gets a clear indication that Mike Skinner is a punk. He’s the kind of guy who’d borrow your

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The Streets: A Grand Don’t Come for Free

Like Leigh’s film High Hopes, like Pulp’s Different Class, A Grand Don’t Come For Free is a superb, perceptive portrait of everyday British life, completely devoid of any pretentiousness, and musically, though his beats are toned down, it cements Skinner’s status as a true original in UK music.

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25 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

The Streets: A Grand Don’t Come for Free

A Grand Don’t Come for Free is a masterpiece that makes other albums—the gray multitude of discs that fit neatly into a single genre or slap together a dozen thematically unrelated songs—seem like so many broken TVs.

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17 Nov 2003 // 10:00 PM

The Streets: All Got Our Runnins

“Give Me My Lighter Back” and “All Got Our Runnins” are every bit as strong as anything on Original Pirate Material, so if you’re skeptical about downloading the new songs, fearing that it’s either left over scraps from the OPM sessions or quickly tossed off B-side type material, fear not, it’s top-notch stuff.

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2 Apr 2003 // 12:00 AM

About 30 minutes after the doors opened, the bar area of Greenpoint’s Warsaw was already full and “Eisbar” was playing on the jukebox. In the

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The Streets: Original Pirate Material

And if Skinner isn’t an innovator, he is at least one of the most endearing musical personalities to come along in many years: he’s tough but vulnerable, slangy but somehow correct, down with the homeys but strangely removed from it all.

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

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"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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