None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive

The Streets - None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
User Score
Based on 127 ratings
2020 Ratings: #869
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July 10, 2020 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Island / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
DIY
It’s bangers, bops and top-notch observational lyrics at every turn.
90
Northern Transmissions
‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ truly sounds and feels like a mixtape, a body of work that’s fresh, spontaneous and brimming with life.
80
Q Magazine
Skinner's zeitgeist-shaping days may be done, but when it comes to the position of modern pop's greatest comedian, he remains the most convincing candidate.
80
Mojo
If midlife crisis haunts the 40-year-old Skinner, encroaching mortality is re-energised by juniors like neo-soul sister Greentea Peng's soporific vibrations on I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him.
80
NME
‘None of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ isn’t just a testament to Mike Skinner’s intriguing evolution but also proof of his keen eye for curation.
80
The Arts Desk

Where The Streets records can sometimes be sonically confusing or overcooked, this one grooves along like his very best, with him chatting, musing and mischievously free-associating like a genial host right at the heart of it.

80
The Observer

A lot has happened since Mike Skinner bowed out in 2011 – and this ‘album of rap duets’ is full of riches.

80
musicOMH

Skinner has matured remarkably over the past two decades, and None of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive is a refreshing marker of his evolution from shy hopeless lad to eloquent wordsmith, and it is packed with poetic realism that tells an inconvenient truth. In all, nine years was well worth the wait to see Skinner return to form.

80
The Telegraph
It is a witty, catchy delight that demonstrates Skinner still has his ear to The Streets sound.
70
Uncut
While The Streets' five LPs each had a distinct narrative, this is different - skittish investigations into the expanded and exciting taste of a now fortysomething workaholic.
70
Exclaim!

For better or worse (mostly better), None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive captures the feeling of the Streets past, while laying out a path for its present and future.

70
AllMusic
While not quite on par with his best work, it is nonetheless a welcome and surprisingly fun return by one of Britain's great voices who has lost none of his wit and panache.
65
The Line of Best Fit

It’s clear that there’s still a creative spark within Mike Skinner, and he’s not afraid to risk his reputation to make it burn.

60
The Guardian
Promoted as a mixtape rather than an album proper, it’s the sound of an artist working out where he fits into an altered musical landscape. The moments of inspiration suggest Skinner should fit in somewhere, but a more conclusive answer doesn’t come.
60
Clash
Taken in its entirety, ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ is a mercurial yet frustrating project. The full length return of The Streets, it offers Mike Skinner at his most vivid and most forgettable, offering moments of illumination before retreating into darkness.
60
Loud and Quiet
A combination of Skinner’s charm and some strong production just about keeps this project’s head above the water. It’s a project that is overall more enjoyable than the last few Streets albums, but devoid of the kebab shop revelations of his best work.
60
Spectrum Culture

He still has his moments and his production remains strong, but None of Us will likely stand as a decent placeholder as the Streets move forward.

55
Pitchfork
With this new tape, the Streets are officially back, but Skinner never convinces us why they should stay.
50
Gigwise
For every flash of Streets kitchen-sink brilliance is an off-kilter track that is only rescued by the admittedly great guests.
40
The Young Folks

None of Us are Getting Out of This Life Alive illustrates Skinner playing a caricature of a cynical middle-aged man, which makes sense on the surface (he IS 40 now), but grows tiresome when engaged with little nuance.

40
Crack Magazine
The problem is, Skinner sounds like he’s trying too hard. When really we loved him for making it look so easy.
MickyT
33
This sounds like it was made on some shitty software that came with Windows XP
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TERIBLE TERIBLE TERIBLE STUPID BAD ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blablsblsblzblsbpsablab THATS HOW THE STREETS RAPS IT IS TERIBLE YOU STUPID MAN!!!!!! WHAT A STUPID IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKERING THE WORSTEST ALBUM AND IT IS BAD AND I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT SO MUCH WHAT A STUPID STUPID ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!
IDIOT
THIS IS ONE OF THE WORSTEST ALBUMS OF 2020BECAUSE IT IS A BAD ALBUM IT IS ASTUPID ALBUM IT HAS BAD SONGS IT HAS STUPID SONGS AND IT HAS BAD RAPS AND IT HAS STUPID RAPS. ... read more
andiov1
66
This is just Baxter Dury trying to rap idk what y'all are complaining about
znorth3
0
None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive is the new Angelic To The Core
Jamobo
25
A slapdash collection of the most basic beats, some of Mike's worst bars and a completely random collection of features, that are more miss than hit.

Mike's rapping on each track is pathetic, his voice sounds horribly strained as if doing anything louder than speaking is too much for him and his flows are incredibly weak and boring. I know that he's well known for a conversational style of storytelling, but it sounds more like he's rambling on each song here, with some utterly stupid line ... read more
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Track List

  1. Call My Phone Thinking I'm Doing Nothing Better
  2. None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive (feat. IDLES)
  3. I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him (feat. Donae'o & Greentea Peng)
  4. You Can’t Afford Me (feat. Ms Banks)
  5. I Know Something You Did (feat. Jesse James Solomon & Eliza)
  6. Eskimo Ice (feat. Kasien)
  7. Phone Is Always In My Hand (feat. Dapz On The Map)
  8. The Poison I Take Hoping You Will Suffer (feat. Oscar #Worldpeace)
  9. Same Direction (feat. Jimothy Lacoste)
  10. Falling Down (feat. Hak Baker)
  11. Conspiracy Theory Freestyle (feat. Rob Harvey)
  12. Take Me As I Am
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Added on: April 13, 2020