Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 100
    The whole thing tingles: you're in the presence of diamond-hard greatness. [Nov 2004, p.110]
  2. The songwriting has their old ebullience and craftiness. [9 Apr 2004, p.86]
  3. The Sunday girl may be entering her autumn years, but she’s still an absolute treasure.
  4. 70
    Dub, metal, Okinawan folk, hip-hop and various strains of out jazz all inflect Blondie’s hooky popcraft, and they never pretend they’re something they’re not, such as young.
  5. A saucy strut of an album that may not measure up to the classics but wipes the floor with imitators like Madonna.
  6. 60
    The album is engagingly eclectic, always melodic, sometimes hard and storming, but never quite so sublime [as single "Good Boys"]. [Nov 2004, p.132]
  7. That isn't to say that The Curse of Blondie is a classic Blondie disc, but it's the first good one since at least Autoamerican, and features one of their best-ever singles in "Good Boys."
  8. A mostly solid collection of quirky dance pop and cryptic rock.
  9. A decidedly inconsistent effort.
  10. It's a valiant effort to try something new, or at least try some new old styles, but the real curse of The Curse Of Blondie is that it only occasionally approaches past greatness.
  11. Too much of The Curse would be blandly anonymous if not for Harry's inimitable coo.
  12. There's not quite enough to justify the addition of another album to the Blondie catalogue.
  13. The group has obviously lost whatever touch they once had for making unique, interesting music.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. KentB
    May 10, 2004
    9
    This album is being extremely underrated. Blondie does more than put out generic pop/rock/punk; from every album they have ever had every song is from a different genre. With this release they have crafted very unique songs, all of which are excellent. This band should be in the rock and roll hall of fame, and this release should put them there. Full Review »
  2. Oct 13, 2013
    10
    For the people who hoped this to be the Blondie's last album I am glad to say they are wrong and I'm happy about it. The Curse of Blondie is just another great album but unfortunately many people don't understand that. With a great variety of genres Blondie just continued what they started with Autoamerican. I was amazed on how great the album sounded after listening to the whole thing. Debbie's voice is so great and even better in Panic of Girls and Ghosts of Download. Happy 10th anniversary to THE CURSE OF BLONDIE. Full Review »
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    5
    As much as I love(d) Blondie, this is Just. Not. Good. By far their worst album, songs range from the downright awful ("Desire Brings Me Back") to the bland ("Background Melody", a o.) to the acceptable (most of them). Ever since "Autoamerican" in 1980, Blondie albums have been scattered affairs, with almost every song a genre of its own. This is no exception. But unlike the previous album, "No Exit", that had some bad songs but also quite a few really good ones, I can only find one real gem here, "The Tingler". As a hard core fan, I always want new music from my favorite artists, but in Blondie's case I'm sort of hoping this is the end... Full Review »