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  • Summary: 'Curse' marks the eighth studio album for Deborah Harry & co., and their first since their 1999 comeback effort 'No Exit.'
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  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. A mostly solid collection of quirky dance pop and cryptic rock.
  5. 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."
  6. A decidedly inconsistent effort.
  7. The group has obviously lost whatever touch they once had for making unique, interesting music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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. Expand
  2. Eastwood
    Apr 9, 2004
    10
    You cannot just listen to it once. After 2-3 times you fall into the hooks and leaves its curse on you. Buy and play it over and over. Anyone can like this album, it covers so many genres of music. Not many bands can still create music like this after 30 years and it deserves respect. Collapse
  3. chrisy
    Oct 7, 2005
    10
    Shockingly good!
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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... Expand