Kim has tracked down a single from The Streets’ new album. It’s an interesting new direction, but I’m a bit concerned. You see, part of Mike Skinner’s appeal is his no-bullshit lack of melody. Now the wanker has started singing instead of rapping, which sort of takes away from the grime and grit that made the first two albums so appealing in the first place. Skinner’s now saying, “You can’t stop fucking pop stars.” That’s a far and unfortunate cry from the passive and humdrum hell he captured so well in “Could Well Be In.”
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