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The Streets
Original Pirate Material (Vice Recordings)

By: Alex Steininger

Distinctively marked by the thick European (Birmingham) accent of 22 year old frontman/mastermind Mike Skinner, The Streets, which hail from the U.K., deliver an album chalk full of electro-pop on their debut, Original Pirate Material. Not unlike a male version of Death By Chocolate with a white boy hip-hop flavor, Skinner's talk-instead-of-singing style intensifies the beats that he lays down, giving the songs a climatic feel, as the lush orchestration and melodic hooks underwrite the laid-back hip-hop grooves. I'll give it a B.
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