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(Vocals, b. 1978)

Mike Skinner sings the sound of honesty, set to a music that stems from the clubs of his beloved south London. Early singles like ‘Let’s Push Things Forward’ set the template well, with minimal beats and piano snippets topped with observations on modern life. At times too acute to be a wholly comfortable listen (particularly on 2006’s ‘rehab’ album The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living), Skinner’s music remains, at the very least, totally unique.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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