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None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive

The Streets

None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive

Sixth album of hip-hop / garage from Birmingham-born rapper Mike Skinner and his first release for nine years

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Island
UK Release date
10/07/2020
US Release date
10/07/2020
  1. 10.0 |   DIY

    Top corner, back of the net
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  2. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    He said it back in 2002 but right now “yer listening to the streets/lock down your aerial”; whether it’s 2002 or 2020 – Mike Skinner is the voice of the streets
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  3. 8.0 |   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. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Q

    The star of the show remains the Brummie Everygeezer and his droll, unceremoniously-delivered bars. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A lot has happened since Mike Skinner bowed out in 2011 – and this ‘album of rap duets’ is full of riches
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  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Skinner’s abstracted pub-chat narrative weaves themes of rumour, relationships and ringtones
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    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
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  8. 8.0 |   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. It’s good to have him back – and all of his mates, too
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    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
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    While The Streets' five LPs each had a distinct narrative, this is different. Print edition only

  11. 7.0 |   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
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  12. 6.5 |   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. If The Streets project is to continue, it’s clearly going to be as a living breathing project, not a museum exhibit. That in itself makea None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive a worthy addition to the Streets legacy
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  13. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Has the feel of a side venture, as if Skinner eases back into the Streets without fully working everything out
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  14. 6.0 |   Clash

    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
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The musical landscape has shifted from Mike Skinner’s noughties tales of life and laddism, and this mixtape brings in the new guard from Ms Banks to Idles
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  16. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Stylistic shake-up lacks the sharpness
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  17. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    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
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  18. 5.5 |   Pitchfork

    On the Streets’ first album in nine years, the UK rapper returns to the simple snark of his early music, but his youthful misadventures have been replaced by the jaded pronouncements of middle age
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  19. 5.0 |   Gigwise

    It may, unfortunately, be time to unlock your aerial
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  20. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive finds Mike Skinner, aka the Streets, staring at his phone and ignoring what made him interesting all along
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  21. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Even the name of the album, repeated ad nauseam over the sludgy guitar riffs of the title track, sounds like stoned nonsense compared with the wicked lyrics Skinner once penned
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