Cyberspace and Reds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cyberspace and Reds
Studio album / mixtape by The Streets
Released 24 January 2011 (UK)
Recorded 2010
Genre UK garage, alternative hip hop, electronica
Length 39:48
Label Self-released
Producer Mike Skinner
The Streets chronology
Everything Is Borrowed
(2009)
Cyberspace and Reds
(2011)
Computers and Blues
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Popmatters 7/10 stars[1]
adriandenning.co.uk 8.5/10 stars[2]
No Ripcord 9/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork (5.3/10)[4]

Cyberspace and Reds is an album by Mike Skinner under his alias The Streets, released on 24 January 2011.

History[edit]

In November 2010, Mike Skinner announced via the official Streets website, that he will release what he referred to as a "mixtape" album called Cyberspace and Reds, consisting of various recordings he had made since he finished work on the final Streets album Computers and Blues, which in his mind was already a thing of his past. The album cover is the first computer-related photo tweeted to Skinner after his announcement of the album.[5] The album was initially released only for download via the Streets iPhone app. Users of the app were required to scan one barcode displayed on the website, and the barcode "from the side of a 300g tin of tomato soup by a well known brand" (the brand turned out to be Heinz).[6] Three days after this release, a so-called "deluxe" edition was made available for general download through the Streets website; it featured a reworked version of Robots are taking over, as well as a bonus track called At the back of the line.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Came in through the door" (featuring Kano) 3:07
2. "4 o'Clock"   3:47
3. "Don't hide away" (featuring Wiley, Rinse and Ice Kid) 3:13
4. "Too numb" (featuring roxXxan) 3:57
5. "Backseat barz" (featuring Loudmouth) 5:26
6. "Tidy nice and neat" (featuring Ghostpoet) 2:08
7. "The morning after the day off on one" (featuring Trim) 1:55
8. "Cinema barz" (featuring Jammer) 2:52
9. "Breakbat barz" (featuring Scru Fizzer) 2:20
10. "Something to hide"   2:14
11. "Robots are taking over" (featuring Envy and Elro - Deluxe edition version featuring Envy, Elro and Frisco) 2:46
12. "Cross that line" (featuring Fumin) 3:04
13. "Minding my own" (featuring Wretch 32) 3:01
14. "At the back of the line" (featuring Joey G-Zus; only on Deluxe Edition) 2:01

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Download 24 January 2011[8] self-released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schiller, Mike. "The Streets: Cyberspace and Reds < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ "The Streets | album reviews". adriandenning.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.noripcord.com/reviews/music/streets/cyberspace-and-reds-computers-and-blues
  4. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15099-computers-and-blues/
  5. ^ Skinner, Mike (November 2010). "***cyberspace and reds***". Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  6. ^ Skinner, Mike (January 2011). "***cyberspace and red soup***". Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  7. ^ Skinner, Mike (January 2011). "***cyberspace and reds deluxe edition***". Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  8. ^ "bln.kr | skinnermike". Bln.kr. 2011-07-22. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 

External links[edit]