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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Streets is back!

The Streets, or just Mike Skinner, is one of my favorite artists. I truly feel that he is one of this decades' most gifted geniuses. His music is incredibly specific observations on his own personal life, with each album updating his story to fit his current predicaments. His first album, the brilliant "Original Pirate Material", perfectly captures the dynamics of being a poor, lower-class white kid making beats in his mothers house. And his second album, "A Grand Don't Come For Free", is, in my opinion, the greatest concept record of all time. If you haven't heard those, check 'em out. And his last album, "The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living", is pretty good too, if you can get past his tired observations about being famous.
Here's the first single from The Streets upcoming album, "Everything Is Borrowed". I'm not so sure about the track or the video yet (he walks from England to France in the video, for some reason), but I have faith that Mike Skinner will deliver again. He might be England's Dylan when it's all said and done.

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