Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
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  • Summary: The debut album for the New Zealander Pip Brown.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. New Zealand multi-instrumentalist Pip Brown a/k/a Ladyhawke presents us with a treasure trove of found blips, as if the 1980s had been nothing but a gigantic mirror ball to smash and paste back together.
  2. 80
    Plundering the 1980s for inspiration (shock!), 27-year- old New Zealander Pip Brown emerges with a confection of synth-infused, mammoth-chorused tunes that sound surprisingly and thrillingly fresh.
  3. We can quibble about intent and expression, but in the end you will have to succumb to the heart, body and soul, and your brain might be left behind.
  4. Ladyhawke’s louche synthetic pop is brazenly Bananarama, ridiculously ‘Rio’, and wonderfully Waterman, but the lack of posing – her sheer scruffiness – makes it the first credible ’80s pop record since ABC’s ‘The Lexicon Of Love’
  5. 70
    Her eponymous debut is the closest thing to “Betty Davis Eyes” or “Stand Back” recorded for our generation, and yet it isn’t nauseatingly retro.
  6. 60
    It's all craftily entertaining, but loopy lead single 'Paris Is Burning' is the one track that escapes pastiche. [Oct 2008, p.94]
  7. People will tell you Ladyhawke is fresh and exciting. They're wrong. It's horrendous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 13, 2010
    8
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