Icky Blossoms - Icky Blossoms
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  • Summary: The debut album for the indie pop trio was produced by Dave Sitek.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 2, 2013
    80
    Although the writing credits on all but one of the album’s tracks is given to Pressnall and Fackler, thereby excluding Bohling, it is her mesmerizing vocals that form the basis of the album, and leads to its artistically collaborative success.
  2. Jul 24, 2012
    80
    Icky Blossoms may not be the first to champion this brand of art house experimentalism, but they do it with such aplomb that you wish they were.
  3. Jul 20, 2012
    66
    [Icky Blossoms] alternates between caffeinated synth-pop, nocturnal bar crawls, and straight-up electroclash revival. But even if they're working in a genre that demands an icy façade, they fortunately can't hide the enthusiasm that often defines Pressnall's main gig.
  4. 60
    Despite the fractured voices, the swank production and thematic lyrics of love, lust, and uncertainty unify the album.
  5. Jul 24, 2012
    60
    Despite some missteps, Icky Blossoms would fit on a playlist between Archie Bronson Outfit and Bloc Party. [Aug 2012, p.90]
  6. Jul 24, 2012
    60
    Icky Blossoms succeed in showing many different sides of dance-infused indie rock with their debut, but there's an unsettled feeling that suggests the trio members weren't entirely sure where they wanted to go with the record.
  7. Jul 24, 2012
    50
    There just isn't much personality on display here: Icky Blossoms strive for in-your-face decadence, but most of the time, they sound like every other anonymous dance-pop act on the planet.

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  1. Aug 17, 2012
    9
    Good, solid indie-electro record from Omaha. It might not be on heavy rotation, but it's always a pleasure to hear, and when it's on, you can't help but feel good. Expand