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Everything Is Borrowed [CD]

The Streets Audio CD
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It’s all of one minute and fourteen seconds into the fifth and final Streets album before you realise that Mike Skinner has found a way of pushing things forward at the same time as bringing The Streets’ story full circle.

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  • Audio CD (15 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sixsevenine
  • ASIN: B001DLU9MO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Everything Is Borrowed 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Heaven For The Weather 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Love You More [Than You Like Me] 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Way Of The Dodo 3:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. On The Flip Of A Coin 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. On The Edge Of A Cliff 3:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Never Give In 3:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Sherry End 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Alleged Legends 3:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Strongest Person I Know 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Escapist 5:150.79  Buy MP3 

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So, what to do once you’ve pushed things forward, had a song and a little dance about it and sold the t-shirt? Push things back? Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, faced such a quandary following the comparatively aimless shambles that was third album The Hardest Way to Make An Easy Living which hobbled with neither a clear style or sense of self; a significant problem when he’d justified his existence on incisive social narrations, a unique voice and sharp musical intuitions. He was in need of either a hark back to the glory of his debut (2002’s Original Pirate Material) or a full reinvention. As chances of him having enjoyed a rubbery kebab from a plastic tray in a town-centre gutter at 4am of late are slim, a reinvention it is then. Everything Is Borrowed concentrates squarely on the feel-good vibe that has driven his celebrated live shows, staying optimistic even when low-key, an intention emphasised by his accrual of a live band to record with in the studio for the first time and fire the tone. And to go with big production ideals come bigger ideas and his transformation from commentator to pub philosopher, putting the world to rights. Ok, so that may only be a moderate success--his ponderings aren't especially progressed and his vocabulary disappointingly stumpy--but bright summer sing-along "Heaven for the Weather", speakeasy jazz 2-step "I Love You More" and chill-out rambling gospel anthem "The Escapist" more than justify the gamble. --James Berry

Product Description

1 x CD Album
Europe 2008

1Everything Is Borrowed4:03
2Heaven For The Weather3:27
3I Love You More (Than You Like Me)3:44
4The Way Of The Dodo3:33
5On The Flip Of A Coin3:20
6On The Edge Of A Cliff3:03
7Never Give In3:25
8The Sherry End2:46
9Alleged Legends3:11
10The Strongest Person I Know3:02
11The Escapist5:15

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Is Borrowed 9 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my Grandson and he has rated it 5 stars. He has their other cd's and thinks this is the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album, Skinner back on form 7 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
Like a lot of people I enjoyed the journey the Mike Skinner made with the Streets, I could relate to the life laid out in Original Pirate Material and A Grand Don't Come for Free. I felt he lost his audience in Hardest Way To Make an Easy Living, the formula of writing about your life didn't work for me as Mike was no longer one of us but a real celebrity living a celebrity lifestyle, I can't relate to that.

There's a new direction on this album, not so personal to Mr Skinner's life, and this is probably a good thing, but it is a beautiful album. The songs all stand alone and they show a lot of thought and have a subtlety that reveals more every time you listen to it. As ever with Mr Skinner's work it's all about the lyrics and he succeeds in both making you smile and think.

Give this album a listen, I'm sure you wont regret it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Borrow it before you buy it 10 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
If you liked 'Pirate Material' & 'Grand Don't Come', then you might want to see if you can listen to this album before you buy it. I've got the two earlier albums, & they're still great but this one just doesn't do it for me. Perhaps I'm not appreciating Skinner's new more 'grown-up' sound, but to me this is definately his weakest collection so far.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something new again 28 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
Skinner delivers something new again ; 1st listens feel bit weird as you expect some pirate material or "dry your eyes"-ish stuff, but this is fresh and new material. Cant stop playing the CD now. The album quickly disappeared from UK top 10 and know what ? That's a good sign : Skinner's back underground with some sounds not accessible to anyone's ears. Good sign for a long carrer ! No Oasis syndrom here...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not his best but not at all bad 18 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
Maybe he's growing up and heading for the mainstream; trying to communicate with people who don't relate to brandy and kebabs. This is probably the easiest listen of all four Streets albums with the least personal and mundane lyrics. It still delivers some good jokes and clever lines and sees the return of a lot of the optimism and positivity of Original Pirate Material and A Grand Don't Come for Free which you could feel missing from The Hardest Way. It also has less weak tracks than its immediate predecessor which I always found needed the skip button a few times. I don't think this album is going to convert many people who don't like the Streets' previous work - but if you're a fan of Skinner's not-really-lyrical naive/profound philosophising over stripped-out-but-polished production then this is a worthy addition to the collection.

Everything is Borrowed is the best track on the album for me - even after a dozen or so listens hearing the chords crash in at the beginning still makes me crack a smile. You can't argue with the chorus either.
Heaven for the Weather is just a joyous singalong - although it is probably a minute too long (for a short album there are a few signs of padding)
I Love You More is pretty standard Streets fare - over a repeated piano lick which carries the song straight into your head and leaves it there for the rest of the day.
The Way of the Dodo mainly consists of some cliched eco-waffling over some uninspired grime-ish backing. After a couple of listens trying to make sense of the lyrics I've decided that it has been padded out with spare words from two other songs into a frankly weird and annoying mess. One for the skip button.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cd the streets 7 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
good tracks on cd. one of there best albums,all the tracks on this liked by all who have listened to it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underated 7 Mar 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
The Streets return to form in this vastly underrated album from Mike Skinner. Deserves to be heard by more people. Ifmyounliked The Streets early stuff, give this album a try
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5.0 out of 5 stars He did it again. 18 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
I just can say: "WONDERFUL" - if it would be possible i gave 10 stars.

It's very different to the The Streets albums before, but it is certainly one of the best!

best about this CD:

- real instruments
- deep, wonderful vocals
- beautiful melodies
- mike skinner made it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love
Mint CD, Mint Cover, Mint Artist/s, Awesome Song/s, Well Played, Nothing entirely wrong with this CD, Reason for buying it cos i loved this Person's/Peoples Music.
Published 12 months ago by Malcolm Hesketh
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Understated
LOve is like... everything you can only borrow it, trying to sound humble I disagree Love is the one thing that you can keep the one thing that keeps you sane, I get fed up of this... Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2012 by eloquent
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I bought all of the Streets' albums. I would have rated 5-stars, but a number of the CD cases were broken when they arrived.
Published on 4 July 2011 by Ed Byrne
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Is Borrowed
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this cd. Every song is brilliant. Mike Skinner is a genius. Ahem.... received the cd quickly and well packaged. ++++++++++++++++++++ Thanks.
Published on 11 Oct 2009 by Ms. L. Kellas
2.0 out of 5 stars Streets album, Everything is borrowed
Album is not that great the music just isnt as good as the first album and second one. Probabaly 3 stand out songs the rest are average. Read more
Published on 17 July 2009 by Mr. T. Halsall
5.0 out of 5 stars Skinner - nothing like David Schwimmer...
In that his work is truly humourous, but never throw-away, and he's capable of reinventing himself - which he really has done here. Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2009 by L. J. Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Little Effort
Young Mr Skinner done good.

With 'Everything Is Borrowed' he delivers a
solid and perfectly respectable little album. Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2009 by The Wolf
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