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  • Audio CD (18 Mar. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: 679 RECORDINGS
  • ASIN: B00005V696
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THE STREETS Original Pirate Material (2002 UK 14-track CD album - This is one of the best debut albums released from the UK in years. Taking the UK garage scene adding wicked humour style and intelligence. Feels like being dumped on a dark street on a Tuesday morning with a confused feeling of having had a fantastic weekend!)

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In a thrilling UK Garage scene, blighted only by a reliance on drippy soul cliché and tiresome braggadocio, The Streets' eminently quotable Mike Skinner may just be the voice to take it to the next level with Original Pirate Material. This debut is a staggeringly eloquent and fearlessly honest snapshot of gritty street-level existence, as experienced by an ordinary bloke. At first listen, the Birmingham-born Skinner's cheeky cockney affectations grate slightly. But for every line that makes you squirm, there's 20 that drop your jaw. "Has It Come To This?" is "A day in the life of a geezer", a seductive encapsulation of London lifestyle, presented raw as a bootleg, but bulging with sharp wit and feverish detail. "Stay Positive" weaves a fearful tale of heroin addiction, Skinner sneering "I ain't no preaching fucker/ An' I ain't no do-goodie-goodie either/ This is when shit goes pear-shaped". And "The Irony of It All" presents a beguiling case for legalisation, presenting a fictional exchange between a beered-up, self-righteous lager lout and a fey student weed enthusiast. Original Pirate Material is a milestone, the real voice of British youth set down on record. Don't miss this.--Louis Pattison

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Thanks for the music, Mikey.
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Perfect for the car!
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Quick delivery and best price
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We now have the vinyl and the CD. A classic.
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Turn the page 1st track one of the best on the albums skips like a bitch
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'Original Pirate Material' is NOT a CD that you're going to adore the very first time you listen to it. When I first heard my older brother playing it non-stop I couldn't actually have hated it more. However I then started to like one song, then another, and another, until it was me who was listening to it non-stop. 'Original Pirate Material' is an album that grows on you as you listen to it more, so don't be suprised if you despise it a first like me. Now it is definately one of my favourite albums ever and I believe that literally there is not a bad song on it. 'Turn the Page' is an amazing track to begin the album with, brilliantly introducing Mike Skinner's unique stlye of music, and every song from then on is a masterpiece in itself, all the way through to 'Stay Poisitve'. This isn't an easy listening album, you really have to listen to the excellent poetic words in each & every song. My personal favourite tracks on the album are 'Turn the Page', 'Let's Push Things Foward', 'Same Old Thing' and 'Stay Postive'. But then there's the hilarious 'The Irony of it All' an 'Too Much Brandy' and the dark yet meaningful 'Weak Become Heroes' and the classice 'Don't Mug Yourself'. The problem is you really cant pick out any favourite tracks as they are all fantastic. You have to buy this album, you really do. Go on, you know you want to.
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What you should have said is, "if you ONLY like rap and hip-hop" do not buy this, yet I still disagree with that more acurate request. I love alot of different styles of hip hop and really dig this album. And it's not just because it is so different and unique, and I'm not some elitest who only considers underground independent music any good. This is simply an excellent album. The production matches the vocals, and alot of hip hop albums lack such agreement. And the lyrics are refreshingly straight forward, with no fluff. Many hip hop heads today only consider a rapper's use of big words and clever wordplay and then call the ensuing stream of obscurity poetry. I too appreciate this style but it is far from any good poetry ive read lately, which isn't accomplished through the use of awkward unfamiliar wording but rather a culmination of subtleties who's list is to lengthy to go over here. My point is Skinner touches on many of these aspects. And lastly my favorite quality of this album is Mike Skinner's cadence, completely original and highly infectious. So in closing, please disregard above negative reviews, hell, ignore this one if you like,(reviews are hard to make anything but subjective) but i can leave you with this, if you consider yourself one who has a truly ecletic taste, this album is definitely worth picking up.
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I bought this CD after listening to some of his tracks and then came here and read some reviews, which gently persuaded me to get it. Thank god i did, this is a great album, there are some great lyrics on it not forgetting the background beats.
The thing I like about this album is the great variety of tracks, they have all individually got something to offer and theres a range of different genres, so theres something for everyone
Skinners lyrics make this album, its just pure originality and pure genius - GET IT.
I think what's so attractive is that the lyrics ring true for many people and most people can relate to a lot of what he's saying
To summarise a great album, if u are thinking of getting it do, the only thing I would say is that if you are easily offended perhaps steer clear as some of the lyrics can be a bit crude
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