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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. 80
    The best sex-obsessed album since Prince's Dirty Mind. [Nov 2002, p.78]
  2. Sexy, compelling, fun, and strange, The Teaches of Peaches is one of the year's defining albums.
  3. These lo-fi crunches carve out a retro-minimalist experimentation not often found in musical eroticism.
  4. The Teaches of Peaches is as tacky and low-budget as a '70s porno flick...and just as much fun.
  5. If "Diddle'' and the rest of The Teaches of Peaches weren't so surreally funny, nasty and funky, they would be unbearable.
  6. Though highly amusing, the bouts of empowerment on "Teaches" can grow monotonous, due to similar-sounding songs.
  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
    i like to put this on when i have my parents over to my apartment
  2. JamieW
    May 10, 2004
    this is the shit of all music!!! PEACHES ROCK!!!!
  3. Oct 7, 2010
    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'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
    Bloody good, one of those artists to definitely keep an eye on.

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