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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Beth Jeans Houghton as Du Blonde was self-produced.
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  1. Feb 22, 2019
    80
    While single ‘Angel’ uses the simplest, scrappiest riffs and Beth’s sonorous tones to make something more than the sum of its parts. Du Blonde continues to be one of UK guitar music’s best kept secrets.
  2. 80
    Houghton’s control is masterful, not just in translating her thoughts and confusion so pristinely into cracking tunes, but this record is testament to just how undersung she is as a musician.
  3. Feb 25, 2019
    80
    The way every part of Lung Bread for Daddy comes together to create a ragged but ultimately uplifting self-portrait of Du Blonde makes for thrilling listening.
  4. Feb 25, 2019
    76
    A clumsier artist might turn this self-excoriating streak into something brutally caustic, stripping back the layers until only rawness remains. Houghton resists that impulse on Lung Bread’s later songs, purging her past while leaving her strange, spiky magic intact.
  5. Feb 27, 2019
    75
    Throughout Lung Bread For Daddy, Du Blonde sounds as if she is constantly on the verge of losing grip of her emotional and mental torment, but because she weaves her feelings and contemplates the woes of her life like someone three times her age, Du Blonde’s latest offering emits surprising clarity and winds up as her most refined work to date.
  6. Feb 21, 2019
    70
    It's an album full of sadness, mediated by Houghton's sweet instrumentation and voice, heightened by a sense of solitude that permutes the entire record.
  7. Mojo
    Feb 19, 2019
    60
    It resets her musical dial by abandoning the borderline Nick Cave-isms of Welcome... to amp up the rock dynamism which first won her attention.[Mar 2019, p.92]

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  1. Feb 24, 2019
    9
    Hard-edged, unflinchingly honest, and unfailingly loud. Rough and self-produced. Willful, sometimes self-destructive, uncomfortable.Hard-edged, unflinchingly honest, and unfailingly loud. Rough and self-produced. Willful, sometimes self-destructive, uncomfortable. Obviously, I love it. Expand