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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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  1. 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 previousAs 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... Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. There's not quite enough to justify the addition of another album to the Blondie catalogue.
  2. A mostly solid collection of quirky dance pop and cryptic rock.
  3. 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]