THE STREETS cut the top 10 with a swift number 9 for The Streets 2002 debut album ORIGINAL PIRATE MATERIAL and at number 16 THE STREETS are rewarded for the 2004 successor album A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE.
This list is taken from the ‘End Of The Decade’ issue of NME magazine which is on sale 18th November 2009, where each album included is reviewed again from a 2009 perspective, alongside brand new interviews as well as a look back at the defining musical moments of the past 10 years.
Personally, I feel strongly that The Streets 2008 released 'straight-up' album EVERYTHING IS BORROWED could have made the NME list proud as well. With it's peaceful, positive vibes encapsulating Mike Skinners usual charm and wit, boasting gig-goers and fan faves such as Heaven For The Weather, On The Flip of a Coin, The Escapist, The Strongest Person I know, On The Edge Of A Cliff and Everything Is Borrowed. EIB is the penultimate album of lyrical magnificence that swept up a huge wave of new fans onto The Streets scene to boot and held the hard-core anchored for more skiinner, skiinner, skiinner!!!
The thing is with The Streets, within his 5 album Warner's deal, he has never released a below standard or average album, the four that have already been released (Original Pirate Material, A Grand Don't Come For Free, The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living & Everything Is Borrowed) have all been of an original, diversified direction to the last and exceptional standard.
The fifth and final Streets album is due for release in February 2010. Fortunately, The Streets hard-core followers are already in-the-know that they are in for a euphoric treat after Mike Skinner leaked many ravey, dark and inspirational tasters for his new Computers and Blues album via Twitter and his Skinnerblog.com. It is going to be massive, honest, clever and unique because that's what Skinner does best. Addolorata 20th November 2009.
The top 50 albums of the decade are:
1. The Strokes – 'Is This It'
2. The Libertines – 'Up The Bracket'
3. Primal Scream – 'XTRMNTR'
4. Arctic Monkeys – 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 'Fever To Tell'
6. PJ Harvey – 'Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea'
7. Arcade Fire – 'Funeral'
8. Interpol – 'Turn On The Bright Lights'
9. The Streets – 'Original Pirate Material'
10. Radiohead – 'In Rainbows'
11. At The Drive In – 'Relationship Of Command'
12. LCD Soundsystem – 'Sound Of Silver'
13. The Shins – 'Wincing The Night Away'
14. Radiohead – 'Kid A'
15. Queens Of The Stone Age – 'Songs For The Deaf'
16. The Streets – 'A Grand Don't Come For Free'
17. Sufjan Stevens – 'Illinois'
18. The White Stripes – 'Elephant'
19. The White Stripes – 'White Blood Cells'
20. Blur – 'Think Tank'
21. The Coral – 'The Coral'
22. Jay-Z – 'The Blueprint'
23. Klaxons – 'Myths Of The Near Future'
24. The Libertines – 'The Libertines'
25. The Rapture – 'Echoes'
26. Dizzee Rascal – 'Boy in Da Corner'
27. Amy Winehouse – 'Back To Black'
28. Johnny Cash – 'The Man Comes Around'
29. Super Furry Animals – 'Rings Around The World'
30. Elbow – 'Asleep In The Back'
31. Bright Eyes – 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning'
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – 'Show Your Bones'
33. Arcade Fire – 'Neon Bible'
34. Grandaddy – 'The Sophtware Slump'
35. Babyshambles – 'Down In Albion'
36. Spirtualized – 'Let it Come Down'
37. The Knife – 'Silent Shout'
38. Bloc Party – 'Silent Alarm'
39. Crystal Castles – 'Crystal Castles'
40. Ryan Adams – 'Gold'
41. Wild Beasts – 'Two Dancers'
42. Vampire Weekend – 'Vampire Weekend'
43. Wilco – 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'
44. Outkast – 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below'
45. Avalanches – 'Since I Left You'
46. The Delgados – 'The Great Eastern'
47. Brendan Benson – 'Lapalco'
48. The Walkmen – 'Bows and Arrows'
49. Muse – 'Absolution'
50. MIA – 'Arular'