18 October 2023
Artist: THE STREETS
Who: Birmingham (UK) born UK garage/alt hip-hop/electronic artist.
Active: 1993–present / 6 LPs and 1 mixtape
New album: THE DARKER THE SHADOW THE BRIGTHER THE LIGHT
DIY Mag says: “For the most part, ‘The Darker the Shadow The Brighter the Light’ has
a vitality to it and has a sense of drama and occasion to it that was perhaps lacking by
the time he wound down The Streets the first time around.” Score: 4/5.
TUTV: The new Streets expose very familiar territory. We’re used to his wicked vibes
and rapping storytelling. Quite normal after 6 LPs, but let’s not forget that Mike Skinner
was an innovative and groundbreaking artist for UK Garage music when he released his masterpiece debut LP Original Pirate Material in 2002. Impossible (to my ears) to match the brilliance of that album. So here we are, entertained, nothing more, nothing less.
Singles/clips: Troubled Waters / Each Day Gives
– TROUBLED WATERS –
– EACH DAY GIVES –