The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living is the third album by The Streets, released on 10 April 2006 in the United Kingdom and 25 April 2006 in North America. The Mitchell Brothers and Ted Mayhem, two of Skinner's protégés, make guest appearances on the album.
The final track, "Fake Streets Hats", is about an incident that happened during the 2004 edition of the Belgian Pukkelpop festival, where a drunk Mike Skinner openly protested against the handing out of white hats with "The Streets" written on them, because he thought they were fake, and thus illegal merchandise. The hats actually were a gift from his label, Locked On. Mike Skinner also sees the song as a personal reflection on plagiarism in general.
Three singles were released from the album in order to promote it- When You Wasn't Famous, Never Went To Church and Prangin' Out.
- 1.Pranging Out03:49
- 2.War Of The Sexes03:26
- 3.The Hardest Way To Make An Easy An Easy Living03:13
- 1.All Goes Out The Window03:32
- 2.Memento Mori02:36
- 3.Can't Con An Honest John03:40
- 1.When You Wasn't Famous03:18
- 2.Never Went To Church03:32
- 3.Hotel Expressionism03:33
- 1.Two Nations03:05
- 2.Fake Streets Hats03:12
- The Streets - When You Wasn't Famous (Official Video)
- The Streets - Prangin Out (Album version)
- The Streets - The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
- War Of The Sexes-The Streets
- The Streets - Memento Mori Lyrics
- The Streets - Can't Con An Honest John
- Never Went To Church - The Streets
- The streets - Hotel expressionism
- The Streets:Two Nations
- The Streets - Fake Street Hats