The Blow

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  • Artist(s): Khaela Maricich, Melissa Dyne
  • Summary: This is the first release in seven years for the indie pop duo of Melissa Dyne and Khaela Maricich.
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  • Record Label: Kanine Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Electronic
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  1. Magnet
    Oct 18, 2013
    90
    The Blow is full of those breathy moments, minimalist percussive and vocal stimulations that send shivers and sparks from the headphones to the brain to the heart to the feet. [No. 103, p.53]
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    80
    This sixth, self-titled album shows a noticeable maturation.
  3. 80
    No-one actually ever put out a request for an indie Pet Shop Girls, but thank goodness The Blow decided to do it anyway.
  4. Oct 4, 2013
    70
    Song for song, The Blow is arguably a more consistent set of songs than Paper Television was, but its aloof wit ultimately makes for slightly smaller pleasures than what came before it.
  5. Oct 14, 2013
    64
    The self-titled album is Maricich’s wobbly reboot after a seven-year absence, and if nothing else, she’s certainly learned the power of the bass.
  6. Dec 2, 2013
    60
    It's reflective and expressive, but at times lacks the immediate power and hooky qualities of The Blow's best songs.
  7. Uncut
    Oct 9, 2013
    50
    There are some beautiful moments here.... Also some difficult ones. [Nov 2013, p.67]

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