Petits Fours - Grand Duchy
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  • Summary: The first album for the rock band featuring Black Francis and his wife Violet Clark.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    This, one, in its place [Pixies reunion], is fresh and really rather fab. [Mar 2009, p.106]
  2. Amongst the nine tracks are some of Black's best work but although the album's ambience shifts - from the darkness in 'Black Suit' and 'Long Song' to the whimsy in 'Volcano!' and the breezy 'Break The Angels'--the consistency does not.
  3. Black Francis has brewed up a pretty thirst-quenching prospect with Petits Fours’ the debut album from this new venture with his wife.
  4. Grand Duchy have enough fun on the album that more often than not, it's contagious.
  5. 60
    'Black Suit' has a glimpse of where we might be had the Pixies never splintered. Elsewhere, though, the lyrics lack the ingenuity of Black's best, and Clarke's synth work feels like an awkward fit. [Mar 2009, p.86]
  6. Other tracks are a little less memorable, but the experiment's still worthwhile. [Mar 2009, p.98]
  7. Petits Fours just has too many annoying bits about it to be good.

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