The Streets Hit the Road

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1. The Streets, “The Escapist”

“Whose soul does not hide any crimes?” asks Mike Skinner in this new track, a moody, plaintive song that would make a not-bad soundtrack for evading police. [Culture of Me]

2. Tokyo Police Club feat. Aesop Rock and Yak Ballz, “Baskervilles (Amplive Remix)”
Aesop Rock’s sidekick probably asked him how he was so easily able to drop complicated rhymes over this agitated remix of TPC’s Elephant Shell track. We hope Aesop’s response was, “Elementary, my dear Yak Ballz.” [Pitchfork]

3. Spoon, “Rocks Off” (Rolling Stones cover)
You know what would get our rocks off? If Spoon had a horn section play on all their songs, like they did recently with this Stones cover. [ You Ain’t No Picasso]

4. Blitzen Trapper, “Furr”
Who knows where the extra “r” comes from in the title, but with all the stuff going on in this song (which is the title track from the band’s next album), we’re guessing it probably got tossed in there by mistake. [I Rock Cleveland]

5. Fat Pimp feat. Jodean, “Lollypop”
We don’t know why there are so many innuendo-filled hip-hop songs sharing this title lately, but it could be just the thing that finally makes oral sex popular again. [Ants in My Trance]
—Ehren Gresehover

The Streets Hit the Road