Original Pirate Material

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #4 / 191
User Score
Based on 265 ratings
2002 Ratings: #54
Liked by 6 people
October 22, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Locked On / Vice / Label
Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound
It's difficult to establish just how good this album is. An album to re-awaken British Pop music from it's overlong slumber. Here's hoping someone, from whatever genre that wish, will rise to the challenge of this album.
80
NME
It’s Streets by name, and streets by nature, and it’s great.
80
Spin

The music on Pirate Material, all produced by Skinner, is rarely short of poignant.

79
Pitchfork

Given the fact that it does, eventually, manage to overcome the horrific-sounding concept of British hip-hop, it seems pretty reasonable to give it a recommendation. Bloody good show, I say.

CheapandLethal
0
The Worst
Atrocityblubber
48
Irritating

I think this dude forgot that you need to flow while rapping
LilGatorade
85
Ok I don't hate the streets anymore
luna128
30
Garbage.
notbuzzzila
NR
people seem to adore and despise this album at the same time...hmmmmm
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Year End Lists

#17/SPIN
#18/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. Turn the Page
  2. Has It Come to This?
  3. Let's Push Things Forward
  4. Sharp Darts
  5. Same Old Thing
  6. Geezers Need Excitement
  7. It's Too Late
  8. Too Much Brandy
  9. Don't Mug Yourself
  10. Who Got the Funk?
  11. The Irony of It All
  12. Weak Becomes Heroes
  13. Who Dares Wins
  14. Stay Positive
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