Break It Up

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  • Summary: Be Your Own Pet's Jemina Pearl releases her debut solo album.
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  1. The reason we care is that she retains her spunk, tunes, and way with a phrase. And not only is she talented, she's really cute.
  2. John Eatherly’s almost never in her way, though: she’s pugnacious and razor-sharp right from the outset of this often terrific, and sometimes surprising album.
  3. 80
    The album's best cut, 'I Hate People,' is an unexpectedly bubbly May-December duet with Iggy Pop, but all of Break It Up ripples with raw power.
  4. Under The Radar
    Break It Up is more Blondie than Black Flag. [Fall 2009, p.60]
  5. Pearl and Eatherly don't escape their past entirely on Break It Up, but they're well on their way to waving goodbye to it.
  6. The high points of Break It Up scratch the itch the in a way only a Be Your Own Pet album could, which is more or less the best compliment you could pay Break It Up.
  7. Alternative Press
    After blowing out of the gate with the blondie-tinted delight 'Ecstatic Appeal,' Pearl ends up coasting on fumes. [Nov 2009, p.114]

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