User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. Feb 28, 2011
    10
    talk about a return to form. everyone has an opinion, but for me, this is what the streets were always about; great hooks and great observation. the end of an era. long live the streets.
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    4
    What a lacklustre retirement. If Skinner is as bored of the Streets name and intonation, then why bother with a final album? It's the sound of a former rabble-rouser deserted by his old posse, left alone in his concrete chasm, riffing his own poetry over MySpace friends music output.
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    8
    A return to form! Skinner sounds like he's having fun again, and even if the album lacks A Grand Don't Come for Free's absorbing cinematic scope, it is a solid Streets album, funny and poignant in equal measure. Shame he's calling it quits.
  4. Jan 26, 2012
    6
    Thought the album had a strange sound to it which is strangely appealing but this nothing on The Streets previous albums, a little disappointed. The album seems to be full of fillers for me with only one outstanding track which is Going Through Hell.
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    Based on the theme of technology and the power it holds over modern life, its 14 tracks showcase Skinner's trademark hip-hop witticisms.
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    60
    It's a fine bookend for a man who defined one parochial corner of the music world. [Mar 2011, p.96]
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    50
    In the end, the album is a collection of songs, mostly good, some indifferent, and all a hundred times more honest than, say, Rihanna. But it's all really to no transcendent purpose.