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still winning 'em over eh Das?

Altho I have to agree The Streets is dross...hence the Yanks love it. Reminds of their passion for the 'very Bridish' Benny Hill and Two Smoking Barrels.

Yeah, must be my way with words eh? Never thought I'd see the day when it made me happy to hear you voice your opinion on a subject! :)

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Fuck me people who reckon they're all hip hop can be tragic little creatures at times, can't they? Pathetic little hormonal bundles of utter nonsense. There there love, your bollocks will drop soon, I'm sure.

Anyhow, I like The Streets. It's cheesy as fuck, of course, but it's supposed to be and he's fucking wicked. Skinner is a top man. Any cunt who doesn't think it's legit enough can fuck right off. Who gives a fuck?

Christ I hate people sometimes.

I'd also like to point out that a large portion of the best music the planet has ever seen has come out of, and/or been popular in, the States. So you can fuck off with that retarded point, too. Take a look at your own fucking charts before you slag the yanks off, you cunt.

Anyhow - I'm back home next month, and my mum's bought the wife and myself tickets to see him in Brixton on the 21st May. Anyone else going to be there?

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...Pathetic little hormonal bundles of utter nonsense.  There there love, your bollocks will drop soon, I'm sure.

Anyhow, I like The Streets.  It's cheesy as fuck, of course, but it's supposed to be and he's fucking wicked.  Skinner is a top man.  Any cunt who doesn't think it's legit enough can fuck right off.  Who gives a fuck?

Christ I hate people sometimes.

I'd also like to point out that a large portion of the best music the planet has ever seen has come out of, and/or been popular in, the States.  So you can fuck off with that retarded point, too.  Take a look at your own fucking charts before you slag the yanks off, you cunt.

I'd always considered the band 'The Streets' as shallow and hilariously devoid of intellect, listened to by like-minded scallies or pseudo-scallies - thanks for bulletproofing my, albeit narrow-minded stereotype.

In the future PM the offenders if you feel personally challenged to the point of continuous profanity or unfounded, off-topic attack, as your hostility makes for a grim and very public self-exposé.

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I'd always considered the band 'The Streets' as shallow and hilariously devoid of intellect, listened to by like-minded scallies or pseudo-scallies - thanks for bulletproofing my, albeit narrow-minded stereotype.

In the future PM the offenders if you feel personally challenged to the point of continuous profanity or unfounded, off-topic attack, as your hostility makes for a grim and very public self-exposé.

Yes yes, very good. Now fuck off.

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Fuck me people who reckon they're all hip hop can be tragic little creatures at times, can't they? Pathetic little hormonal bundles of utter nonsense. There there love, your bollocks will drop soon, I'm sure.

Anyhow, I like The Streets. It's cheesy as fuck, of course, but it's supposed to be and he's fucking wicked. Skinner is a top man. Any cunt who doesn't think it's legit enough can fuck right off. Who gives a fuck?

Christ I hate people sometimes.

I'd also like to point out that a large portion of the best music the planet has ever seen has come out of, and/or been popular in, the States. So you can fuck off with that retarded point, too. Take a look at your own fucking charts before you slag the yanks off, you cunt.

Anyhow - I'm back home next month, and my mum's bought the wife and myself tickets to see him in Brixton on the 21st May. Anyone else going to be there?

Ooh, I can swear too you fucking sperm drinking cock monster. Please that outburst was pathetic.

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I notice you've yet to answer the question of why you came into a thread about a band you don't like, and them dumped a load of sub-NME-Angst-page drivel into it? Can we presume that you *were* actually just trolling then?

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dr Iha:

You're in denial. Who's better? I'm not talking about if you like their music or not, I'm talking "affect on society". Face it, Eminem is the closest we have today to what Elvis was in the 50s.

Sorry to go way off topic but I do not agree with the last sentence at all.

Eminem can be ok, pretty funny sometimes. Some tracks are ok, and he is 'outspoken', but he is NOTHING ANYWHERE NEAR Elvis.

Eminem is popular but I seriously doubt he will be so fondly remembered in 50 years time.

Eminem is just one of thousands of major 'artists' today, who are seen as rebels 'affecting society' because some 12 year-old says so on an AOL chatroom.

I cannot think of anything Eminem has done to change society whatsoever. Was he the first rapper to swear or something? No, he wasn't.

I don't see Eminem as a rock star - everyone is a rock star nowadays.

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For those who are interested, there's a good writeup of the new album in the Observer music monthly (describing it as "one of 2004's benchmark albums").

Free flat screen T.V's on the NHS?

I've got to get me some epilepsy. ;)

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I'd always considered the band 'The Streets' as shallow and hilariously devoid of intellect, listened to by like-minded scallies or pseudo-scallies - thanks for bulletproofing my, albeit narrow-minded stereotype.

How do Ph.D. owning NASA scientists from the South of England fit into your stereotype of people who like The Streets exactly I wonder? ;)

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dr Iha:

Sorry to go way off topic but I do not agree with the last sentence at all.

Eminem can be ok, pretty funny sometimes. Some tracks are ok, and he is 'outspoken', but he is NOTHING ANYWHERE NEAR Elvis.

Eminem is popular but I seriously doubt he will be so fondly remembered in 50 years time.

Eminem is just one of thousands of major 'artists' today, who are seen as rebels 'affecting society' because some 12 year-old says so on an AOL chatroom.

I cannot think of anything Eminem has done to change society whatsoever. Was he the first rapper to swear or something? No, he wasn't.

I don't see Eminem as a rock star - everyone is a rock star nowadays.

Tom*: I said he was "the closest thing" not he was Elvis. I don't think anyone else is closer, but he's still a mile away I'll agree.

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Well I've had a few listens to it now...

Hmm.

Biggest disappointment of 2004? I was looking forward to this album more than anything.

Argh!

It's not that it's crap, it's just that I was expecting something a lot better.

There are some shockingly bad tracks on there as well though, which doesn't help. I can only assume these aren't final album versions, they can't be.

I'm still gonna be buying the album, just not with the same anticipation I once had.

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Assuming you downloaded the same album as I did, do you honestly rate it?

The more I think about it, the more it just seems like a nothing album.

Again, I think what I got is early, early stuff... and I'm hoping better versions will be seen on the album when released.

If I was told to summarise it in one word, it would have to be - Embarassing.

And that's pissed me off so much I can't have a wank even if I wanted to.

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Ahhhhhhhh.

I tried thinking of what the lyrics would be like if you didn't listen to the album as is plays out, or didn't pay attention to the story.

Without that, it makes no sense atallatall. Good luck trying to get another single out of this one Mike.

'Could Be Well In' is a top tune though, but that's about the only single I can see coming off it now.

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I tried thinking of what the lyrics would be like if you didn't listen to the album as is plays out, or didn't pay attention to the story.

Without that, it makes no sense atallatall. Good luck trying to get another single out of this one Mike.

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I agree... i think the album's strong point is the story and the way all the tracks refer to each other etc and work as a whole. A lot of the songs on their own just seem a bit pants maybe... to some people anyway.

I went to that recording on Saturday afternoon... turns out its for CD:UK... i hope noone spots me next saturday morning :D . He played Fit but.. Dry your Eyes and His Lucky Day (Why?), twice each while we were prodded and told to dance and look enthusiastic. It was all a bit crap actually... i think i prefer to listen to this sort of stuff on my headphones. It didn't help that you couldn't make aout a word of what he said. Anyway it was a nice boozey afternoon by the river in the sun.

Spong.. i'm pretty sure its the final version. It's the one that's been sent out to journos etc, and unlike with games, these are usually the final product.

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i really like The Streets, and the new album is no exception. the thing that's great is the honesty, and the way he connects with people which is pretty rare these days in pop music. it reminds me of a modern day Squeeze or Ian Drury.

the name 'The Streets' is a touch pretentious. a bit 'down with the kids' but it's a minor irritant. they're as relevant today as The Smiths were during the 80's.

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Well i've not heard the new album yet but i do have my tickets for the Brum gig so i'll let you know how good they are live. Looking forward to it on the strength of Original Pirate Material.

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I listened to this last night and again today. The one thing that sticks out is that its quite bare and stark in places - when "fit but you know it" comes around it sounds like someones turned up the rest of the instruments.

Im finding it hard to call it music though - it reminds me of one of those "turn the page" interactive story books.

Liking "Not Addicted" and "Dry Your Eyes" the most.

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Is he really scally/chav/whatever the fuck music though? For some reason I don't see all those fourteen year-old twats who hang around McDonald's of a Friday evening trying to look hard really listening to the likes of 'Stay Positive' off OPM. Haven't heard the new album, but loved the first one.

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Fuck me he's from Birmingham! That makes it even worse!!! Not only is he a talentless pikey, he's a mockney brummie! And yeah I hate students and the whole thing that comes with being a student, and I hate people who hate students that hate students.

I'm loving these posts. A rich vein of comedy gold if ever one was struck.

:o

The *really* funny thing is that the people who love The Streets the most are the ones that can tell you the year The Beatles released their 19th single. They are the people in Championship Vinyl, and the people who write for the observor.

Yes it has a nice generic beat to most of the songs which appeals to the audience it seems to be aimed for, but who cares. You don't have to fit an extra large exhaust pipe to an old Ford Escort to listen to The Streets.

I'd happily say that The Streets are noting the major trends of the nineties just as well as The Shakespeare did in the 1610's.

What he's writing is of no major significance now, because it is about now but in 60 years you'll be able to track down a cd player and listen to it and hear how the turn of the millenium actually sounded.

The fact it is done with wit and a carefully considered vocabulary is a nice bonus too.

Personally, I think he is ace.

But I enjoyed OPM more I think. The story actually pulled through in this one, I loved when it was revealed who it was...top stuff.

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