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  • Band members: Eric Mendelsohn, Josh Ocean
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Brooklyn synth-pop duo of Josh Ocean and Eric Mendelsohn.
  • Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Chillwave
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mar 19, 2014
    70
    Whether it’s the jaunty beats, syncopated guitar rhythms, or dramatic drops, Blonde feels like the soundtrack to a neon-swathed beach house party, a joy ride on a cool summer night, or a nostalgia-fueled recreation of the original passion pits.
  2. Mar 25, 2014
    65
    If you welcome the need for a slab of simple hedonistic pleasure, then you might find yourself some treasures here. Switch off and put yourself on party-autopilot.
  3. Mar 19, 2014
    60
    It's exhilarating in short snatches but too samey over the long haul. [Apr 2014, p.110]
  4. Mar 24, 2014
    60
    Ultimately, this is either the musical equivalent of seeing your old clothes in a vintage store, or this album has been hardwired into our central nervous system.
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    50
    Blonde is an album for those that miss gaudy nightclubs, huge hairstyles and nostalgia, but not much more.
  6. 30
    Blonde is a crushingly unoriginal piece of work, weirdly proud of its derivative nature, and anybody who wanted to listen to this kind of album could easily find a raft of better records in the last few years alone.