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  • Summary: This is the first LP for the Sheffield, England co-ed five-piece fronted by Kate Jackson. Steve Mackey (Pulp) produced.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The one-time Best Unsigned Band In The Country have come up trumps with a debut album brimming with whip-smart, post-riot-grrl attitude.
  2. Although none of the new material is even remotely bad, a handful of diverse tracks on the album's second half exceed the high standards set by the hand-picked singles.
  3. Most so-called "cinematic" records earn that distinction due to some quirk of reverb or their use of space, but the Long Blondes only have modern England's typically confined, 17-year-old-from-Doncaster guitar-dudish sound. Instead, it's the songs themselves, their narratives, and their characters that speak to the band's widescreen ambitions.
  4. Someone to Drive You Home is one of those albums that's honest to goodness fun, and pulling it off with as much pastiche as the Long Blondes makes it one of the year's nicest arrivals.
  5. The songs, sometimes overtly formalist and stylistically unadventurous, are invigorated by the enthusiasm and character of their delivery.
  6. The problem is that all this stuff sounds terribly dated already.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. AllanC.
    Oct 1, 2007
    10
    One of the top albums of 2007 for me.
  2. SamB
    May 16, 2007
    10
    I haven't had this much fun listening to music in a long, long time. Wonderful little surprise this was for me. I'm in love with I haven't had this much fun listening to music in a long, long time. Wonderful little surprise this was for me. I'm in love with Kate Jackson! She's both lovely and cool. She also has a great voice that packs quite a punch. Expand
  3. DatewithIkea
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    Of course I love it
  4. BLD
    May 21, 2007
    10
    Awesome and energetic!
  5. PaulT
    Dec 7, 2006
    9
    This is the album I've been waiting to hear for about three or four years. Gels together wonderfully after a few listens, and there are This is the album I've been waiting to hear for about three or four years. Gels together wonderfully after a few listens, and there are some absolute gems that get cleaned up. Expand
  6. f.
    Dec 21, 2006
    9
    coooool as hell,i love it. :D
  7. mikeyff
    Jun 21, 2007
    0
    you know, i heard, sounds pompous, full of self & fos, you fuggin' lb lovers should check yourselves -too easily imressed by you know, i heard, sounds pompous, full of self & fos, you fuggin' lb lovers should check yourselves -too easily imressed by nutin'. a real pos. Expand

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