Thursday, April 20, 2006

Dis-patches from England

Each Mike Skinner, a.k.a. The Streets, album is a dispatch from England you don't want to miss. On his third album, Hard Way To Make An Easy Living, Skinner presents himself in not entirely great form, as a pain in the butt celebrity. Because after two hit albums, that's what he'd become. Luckily, he hasn't lost his sense of humor or this 37 minute quickie would be unbearable. I can see why Eminem is so popular in Europe. Each of his albums presents a way of life to a world that only knows the U.S. from the television. But Skinner is better than Eminem, because he doesn't wallow in homophobia, misogyny or lack of wit.
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