Computers And Blues

March 15, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Original Release Date: February 4, 2011
  • Release Date: February 4, 2011
  • Label: 679 Recordings UK. Ltd.
  • Copyright: 2011 Pure Groove Ltd trading as Locked On exclusively licensed to 679 Recordings Ltd
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  • Total Length: 43:24
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  • ASIN: B004R99W1I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,304 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Qbicle on February 28, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'm glad I waited a week to review Computers & Blues. I've been there since day one with Skinner aka The Streets. To be honest, if I'd rushed to review his other albums the day they came out, I probably would've given them three stars at the beginning, too. But, like a lot of great albums, it takes a few listens to fully get where the artist is coming from.
On The Streets' 5th and final album, Skinner and other cohorts take their sound back to what originally got them here 7+ yrs ago. C&B is filled with funky hooks, reflective lyrics, and catchy choruses that refuse to be dismissed.
"Outside Inside" has a funky drone that almost erroneously sets the tone for the album. First listen... I was ready to switch discs. But it widdles its way into your internal rhythm maker after a few listens."Going Through Hell" embodies what always attracted me to The Streets. Classic... nuff said. "Roof of Your Car" gets the party started proper. Breaky beats and Skinner's brilliant spittin, you'll be boppin to this one all day. "Puzzled By People" is a perfect example of Skinner's insights via unforgettable garage/r&b riddims. "You can't Google the solutions to people's feelings." Treasure!
The party continues jumping w/ "Without Thinking." Plenty of enthusiasm, sweet story telling, and the sentiments about "going out without a blink" start to reference this being his exit (in this form) but not in some glum, pity-me way but with a zest for what's next.
Throw in a little Bee Gees-style disco for "Blip on a Screen" featuring more great storytelling and words of caution (but never preachy) mellows it down a notch, but not to a crawl. "Those That Don't Know" is pure party. "Soldiers" is classic Streets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RaiderRow on August 24, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have every Streets album. The first 2 albums and "Everything is Borrowed" were the best. "Hardest Way" was 7 stars out of 10, in my opinion. In this album, Mike Skinner has returned to the hard flowing lyrics reminiscent of "Turn The Page" or "On the Edge of a Cliff". The hooks on this album are ridiculously good, starting with "Outside Inside" all the way through to the end. There are some songs with somewhat "rock undertones" if I may call them such; making it different yet so familiar, if that makes sense. I have listened to the album twice now and must suggest that if you ever liked the Streets, you are probably going to like this album better than any other Streets album (maybe it's just that it's newer). My favorite song so far is "Roof of Your Car" but that will probably change every time I play the album. After an album like this, I don't know if Mike Skinner might want to reconsider his retirement. I was always disappointed that he never came to play here in the states, even a couple of House of Blues appearances for fans here would have been great.
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By Obey The Altar Native on September 16, 2013
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I would consider myself a really big fan of the Streets, but this album seemed a bit rushed. From a production standpoint, the entire cd has no bottom. I don't know if that was intentional or not, but it sounds generic when you listen to Mike's previous releases. The rhymes, hooks, and story telling were fantastic but the nod factor was non-existent due to there being zero bass. It's like HipHop music for nursing homes; can't disturb Ingrid's nap time.

That's my only beef, so I gave it an average rating. Keep it up!
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By JSR on July 11, 2013
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This album has some of the best hooks in The Streets' catalog. Similar to Original Pirate Material, it is a collection of mundane stories that are more interesting than they should be, due to how they are delivered. In this case the subject matter is something like: interpersonal relationships in a culture of computer saturation. The Streets has always been about anxiety, to varying degrees. Ultimately I was charmed by the combination of minimalistic electronic sound and Mike Skinner's usual impressive turns of phrase.
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