Everything Is Borrowed
Vinyl LP Record
The first time people heard The Streets' Mercury Prizenominated debut Original Pirate Material, they couldn't make their minds up whether the person making this music was black or white, from London or the Midlands, deadly serious or a total joker. We know who Mike Skinner is now (or, at least, we thought we knew). So for him to have come up with a record which surprises and delights the listener as much as "everything is borrowed" is, if anything, an even more impressive achievement.