Off The Record – ALBUM REVIEW – None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive, The Streets

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the latest album which is the first release by The Streets in nine years – None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive

Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better

This is the first song on the album and it welcomes you into the world of The Streets. This song has a bassline beat that is electronic and very simple so that you take time to focus on the actual lyrics. There is a cymbal noise that intertwines with the beat and the light piano melody that creates this really bold sound. It is an interesting way to be introduced into an album. To break up the verses there is a woman singing in a light electronic style.

I Wish You Loved Me As You Love Him feat. Donae`O, Greentea Peng

This song has a really unusual electronic beat that feels quite basic and reminds me of elements of UK Garage. It feels like a plastic pole is being hit against a wall to create this echo sound throughout. The sound is repetitive to connote the lyrics that are being empahised.

Same Direction (feat Jimothy Lacoste)

There is a theme on this album of heavy bassline beats and this is another one of those sounds however this one is broken up with a cymbal sound that you may hear more in a jazz song then this genre. The music makes you again focus on the lyrics that are being said – I think this is a clever technique to make you really focus on the words.

Falling Down (feat Hat Baker)

This song to me sounds and has elements of The Street songs I am more familiar with. This song has a different sound to the songs mentioned so far and focusses on a melody that is being played on the piano and it creates a harmonic sad sound to the song which goes really well with the lyrics. My personal recommendation from the album.

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