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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: 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: 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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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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