Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tokyo Trawler Recommendation #13 (20/05/10)

Artist: The Streets
Has It Come to This? (Original Mix)
Record: Original Pirate Material (2002)

Category: A deep thinker/twilight zoner

"This ain't a club track", explains lyricist Mike Skinner, in his intriguingly* relaxed, almost conversational delivery. I can tell you, he's right, this really ain't a club track. A thoughtful evolutionary* reinterpretation* of the 'UK Garage' urban music genre* which was prevalent* around the turn of the Millennium, the production is a marriage* of music styles, which helped this song to achieve huge success in both urban and alternative arenas at the time of release. Lyrically, the song deals with the familiar theme of suburban frustration, but the attention to detail* is stunning, and it is this which makes it less of a rap tune, and more of a cultural narrative*.

The Tokyo Trawler’s message to the people: "Videos, televisions; 64s, PlayStations"... Geez, people actually had disposable cash back in '02...

To download or not to download??
5/5 (DO IT NOW!!)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: intriguing, evolution, reinterpretation, genre, prevalent, marriage, attention to detail, narrative

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