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  • Summary: While, like other artists lumped under the "electroclash" label, the Canadian-born Peaches (Merrill Nisker) utilizes a vaguely early-80s style synth-based sound, no one else, then or now, has managed to be quite as raw, lewd and sexually graphic as she.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sexy, compelling, fun, and strange, The Teaches of Peaches is one of the year's defining albums.
  2. These lo-fi crunches carve out a retro-minimalist experimentation not often found in musical eroticism.
  3. 80
    The best sex-obsessed album since Prince's Dirty Mind. [Nov 2002, p.78]
  4. If "Diddle'' and the rest of The Teaches of Peaches weren't so surreally funny, nasty and funky, they would be unbearable.
  5. The Teaches of Peaches is as tacky and low-budget as a '70s porno flick...and just as much fun.
  6. A techno electro smart-ass punky rap thing that'll detonate in your living room.
  7. So what’s the appeal? Sure, there’s a kitsch factor, and her fearlessness exhibits a respectful amount of bravado, I suppose. But none of that changes the fact that the music is insipid and boring, “sexually explicit lyrics” and all.

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  1. sahram
    Mar 3, 2003
    10
    i like to put this on when i have my parents over to my apartment
  2. JamieW
    May 10, 2004
    10
    this is the shit of all music!!! PEACHES ROCK!!!!
  3. Oct 7, 2010
    10
    When I first heard "F*** the Pain Away"...I was hooked. I bought the 2 disc version of this album and I LOVED IT!!!! Even though Peaches'sWhen I first heard "F*** the Pain Away"...I was hooked. I bought the 2 disc version of this album and I LOVED IT!!!! Even though Peaches's lyrics are very dirty and sexual you cannot help but loving it. The other album are great also!! Expand
  4. AdamR
    Nov 3, 2002
    8
    Bloody good, one of those artists to definitely keep an eye on.

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