Everything is Borrowed

Album: Everything is Borrowed (2008)
Charted: 37


  • It took The Streets (Mike Skinner) much longer to complete the Everything is Borrowed album than expected, as he ended up discarding much of his original material. He told Q magazine February 2008: "The songs started off as parables, but I realized that was cheesy. I replaced them with more straight-up songs."
  • Skinner admitted to New Musical Express that the problems he encountered trying to complete the album were of his own doing. He explained: "It was quite well written and the rhyming was really good from a rap point of view but you were just left kind of empty so there wasn't much to really stimulate people. So I got rid of about 80 percent of the songs on the album and then started again. I felt pretty disastrous really. It was a year's work up till that point, it wasn't a very happy place."


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