Sunday, 21 September 2008

Everything Is Brilliant (On Skinner's New Album)

'...Grime is one of the "Hardest Ways To Make An Easy Living", but I keep doing it coz "A Grand Dont Come For Free", I dont understand why man wanna eat me like cereal coz I make "Original Pirate Material". - Skepta, Prangin Out Remix

Mr Mike Skinner has blessed us with brand new alternative/hip hop/indie sounds, which I am really excited about but let me tell about a time when I wouldnt be. I remember my mate JimBoB (a very innovative ginger bloke i went to secondary school with, whom should be joining this cool blog soon) bought the first installment of the Streets and I just didnt understand the album and it didnt make any sense that he wasnt rhyming on the beat. I truly thought it sounded like 2-Step spoken word.

It wasnt until a few years after I was in the back of my cousins car on the way to London with Skinner's second album blasting out of his really loud system hidden nicely in the boot of his shitty little punto. I blissfully recall listening to a track word for word about how lean Mike Skinner is while he is in club by himself waiting the arrival of his girlfriend and his beat mate. That track is known as 'Blinded By The Lights', I then causally asked my cousin to 'hook me up' with a copy of that album and around that time Mike had started dropping loads of remixes of his tracks with Grime artists such as D Double, Kano and Sovereign *coughs sarcastically*. Plus signing the Mitchell Brothers, the alleged UK answer to Outkast *coughs a little more*.

When the 3rd album came out I realised how much I liked the second album even more and even bought the 1st album to catch up with all that I have missed, Im even debating whether I should record a vid of mom dancing 'Madness' Style to Don't Mug Yourself and put it on Youtube.

I gave Skinner's new album a Sunday Morning Listen which is usually the best way for me to take in a fresh album all at once due to work and marmighty iTunes. I suggest you all give it a listen, because its pretty cool....

Lastly, I have to say the most catchy track has to be Track 2 titled Heaven for the Weather. This track is a tad blasphemous but quite funny as it reminds me of a time when I was working at Carphone Whorehouse (as it is well known for pimping its customers), I told a girl that I wouldnt want to go to heaven because it just seems really boring but hell has the tendencies more of an entertaining place. She then said how much she was deeply offended because she was a christian and blah, blah... anyway long story short after we finished arguing she went outside for cigarette.

Peace and Stuff.

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