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After Nine Years Away, the Streets Returns Without Much to Say

None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive finds Mike Skinner, aka the Streets, staring at his phone and ignoring what made him interesting all along.

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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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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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New Atlantic: The Streets, the Sounds, and the Love

MTV emo's bastard children, a seriously boring rehash of old ideas from another in seemingly endless groups of guys in tight jeans.

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

Elizabeth Black
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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.

Michael Frauenhofer
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Devon Powers
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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.

Adrien Begrand
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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.

Marc Hogan
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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.

Michael Beaumont
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Jason Ladewig
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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.

Matt Cibula

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