A Grand Don't Come For Free -- The Streets
I dislike most modern music (I’m 24 and I’m turning into my grandfather!) but a couple of songs from The Streets last album were good so I decided to give their second a chance; very wise choice.
The songs themselves cover a pretty diverse area, from the upbeat backing of “Fit but you know it” to the down trodden lyrics of “Dry Your Eyes” the CD contains a number of little gems. What really hooked me on the album was the fact that all the tracks fit together. If you listen to the album from start to end each song adds to the overall story. It’s something I’ve not heard done before and combined with Mike Skinners sharp and occasionally witty lyrics its managed to worm its way into my very short top albums of the year list.