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For a moment there, back in 2002, [a]The Streets[/a] were the future. A first-listen-classic to many, [b]‘Original Pirate Material’[/b] was not so much a gateway as a floodgate; a fertile,…

Words: Fraser McAlpine The Streets – Going Through Hell Mike Skinner seems to be very fond of those little philosophical sayings people use to cast a wise light on…

There’s something perverse about releasing such a summery, jaunty, meteorologically-positive number in the middle of a horrifically misery-making cold snap. Sadly, said perversity is about all there is to recommend…

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“I want to speak every cliché”, Britain’s anointed lad laureate admits on this introspective sermon. OK, uplifting soul-hop is hardly new Streets territory and the message – making the most…

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One of the only things more nauseating than being gabbled at by a drug abuser about the deep, neverending possibilites of life is being lectured by a reformed drug abuser…

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Who’d have thought flooding your frontal lobe with a smorgasbord of chemicals developed by blind farmers in Bolivian death camps could do you any damage? Who’d have thought that staying…

Much as it’s compulsory to worship the Arctic Monkeys for their down-to-earth songs with clever lyrics, storytelling abilities and nonchalant attitude towards awards ceremonies (wow, I was so disappointed by…

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The first two times I listened to this I was convinced that it was the most rubbishest single of all time, a cheese-fuelled, creatively bankrupt parody of Eminem’s dreadful ‘Without…

In a provincial shopping park – it doesn’t matter where, it could be anywhere that B&Q, Halfords and Comet have chosen to congregate in one formation or another – a…

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Their features may remain the same, but over the years the streets – the unfriendly thoroughfares which are the touchstone for ‘authentic urban music’ in Britain – have had many…

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