The Streets

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The Streets: how my mum's ban fuelled my future pop obsessions | Jazz Monroe
Continuing our series on music fandom, Jazz Monroe celebrates the kind adult who laboured over a clean tape edit of the Streets debut – call it Original Pirated Material

Jazz Monroe

04, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Streets: None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive review – a banging return
A lot has happened since Mike Skinner bowed out in 2011 – and this ‘album of rap duets’ is full of riches

Kitty Empire

12, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Streets: None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The musical landscape has shifted from Mike Skinner’s noughties tales of life and laddism, and this mixtape brings in the new guard from Ms Banks to Idles

Alexis Petridis

09, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Mike Skinner: 'It's not cool to be 40 in a nightclub, getting off your face. But it happens'
The former Streets man reflects on the advice his father gave him, the power of psychiatry and why he thinks his career is only a ‘7/10’

Tim Jonze

16, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Parklife review – rap, reggae and rave under gallons of northern rain
A younger crowd means older acts like Christine and the Queens and David Rodigan are ignored – but Mabel, Khalid and George Ezra get a huge response

Dave Simpson

10, Jun, 2019 @1:30 PM

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The Streets review – the agony and ecstasy of a great everyman
O2 Academy, Leeds
A dislocated shoulder can’t stop Mike Skinner pushing the Streets forward. And new material suggests he’s far from a spent force

Kitty Empire

26, Jan, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about rendezvous
Artists ready to meet up for this week’s date include Basement Jaxx, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa and the Rolling Stones

George Boyland

08, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Mike Skinner: 'It's like I've retired, being a DJ – I'm just doing what I want'
Why the ex-Streets man is chattier than Stephen Fry, more selfish than Noel Gallagher and happier than Thom Yorke

Rich Pelley

26, Oct, 2016 @6:57 AM

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Matt Okine: the Streets were my gateway into hip-hop
As a half-African kid growing up in middle-class suburban Brisbane, the comedian found it hard to connect with hip-hop. Until he found Mike Skinner

Matt Okine

12, Sep, 2016 @6:11 AM

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Classic album covers in Google Street View – in pictures
From Pink Floyd to PJ Harvey, our Street View specialist Halley Docherty shows us the world's cities through the lens of famous album covers

Halley Docherty

07, Apr, 2014 @10:58 AM

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Booooo: Mike Skinner on the glory days of UK garage

The Patrick Cox loafers, the mad Moschino shirts and the jean suits … Ewen Spencer's photographs bring back London's garage scene in all its innocence – before the MCs took over

Mike Skinner

14, Nov, 2013 @5:33 PM

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