Street Songs (studio album) by Rick James

Street Songs
Street Songs by Rick James
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 5,250th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 63 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1981 (93rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (800th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,250th)
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Street Songs / Throwin' Down by Rick James
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RICK JAMES Street Songs 2002 USA CD album reissue 2 bonus 12" mixes motown
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77/100 (from 63 votes)
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From 01/31/2019 11:37
A solid funky R&B album that never dips in its high quality. From front to back, "Street Songs" is an absolute delight and deserves a lot more attention on this site.
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From 03/28/2016 00:01
This is RJ's best album. Give it Me Baby and Super Freak are classic dance songs. Ghetto Life and Mr. Policemen are socially conscious funk. Make Love to Me and Fire and Desire are slow jams. This has a lot for everyone and deserves more respect on this site.
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From 03/03/2015 04:38
Jhereko - well done. Just what I was thinking.
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From 07/11/2011 13:05
Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
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From 07/11/2011 02:43
Current rap and pop stars can try to brag about how hard they are, but this man not only lived "the life" but bragged about it every moment he could. Pretty much the only things on Rick James' mind are where he's getting his next drink, his next line, and his next girl. He can afford to do this because he had one of the greatest voices and knew how to produce some killer beats. This album contains two of the greatest songs ever, so it's probably fair to say it deserves better than it's getting here.
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
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