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Panic of Girls

30 May 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 30 May 2011
  • Release Date: 30 May 2011
  • Label: Eleven Seven Music
  • Copyright: 2011 Noble ID LLC This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2011 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 42:36
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  • ASIN: B00512X2DE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,468 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Caramba! on 24 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
This is the best Blondie album since the early '80s, with a wonderful variety of sounds and mood, and would have been a great follow-up to AutoAmerican, which, I must admit, is my favourite Blondie album.

Like the incredible Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry's voice has achieved a wonderful honeyed huskiness with maturity, but has lost none of its power, and it is her creative stamp which is most strongly felt on the 11 tracks here. The playful lyrics and performances run the gamut from torch song cadences to strong emotional rock hooks, and there are reminders of almost every musical direction Harry has ever taken in both her solo work and with the full band. For example, the opener 'D-Day' could have been on Koo-Koo, 'Mother' could have been lifted from 'The Hunter', 'Love Doesn't Frighten Me' could have been on 'Eat to the Beat'.....

The BBC review that is quoted on this page finds this range of approaches to be the album's weakness - I would say it is the TOTAL opposite - this is the album's supreme strength, and that reviewer is obviously out of touch with the very quality that Blondie fans hold dear about each album's cornucopia of surprises.

This is definitely a much better and more enjoyable collection than 'The Curse of...' or 'No Exit', and demonstrates that Blondie's creative prowess is nowhere near any kind of decline.

Let's hope this is not the last studio album, or that another 8 years have to pass until we get another. On this evidence, Blondie still have so much more to contribute to their musical legacy, and long may it continue.

Brilliant!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By gsqj on 8 Sep 2011
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Blondie have achieved something quite difficult - they've made an album that's just as good as any they came up with in the past. This one hasn't one weak track and all stick in the mind for different reasons - I played it four times non-stop, which is very unusual for me. Debbie's on top form all the way through and the whole album has the feel of Blondie's 80s records, with reggae rhythms quite prominent on some tracks. Their best album for many years, I think.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Jackson on 19 July 2011
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This album has been on my ipod for a good three weeks now and I have really been enjoying it. It includes several radio-friendly, rock-out pop songs of the type for which Blondie are famous - I recommend "Love Doesn't Frighten Me" and "What I Heard". The latin flavour of "Wipe Off My Sweat" is rather fun, whereas the final track, the mid-paced "China Shoes", is a gem of a song and very much a 'grower'. True, this album is a little eclectic, as other reviewers have said, but then that's very much a tradition with Blondie albums and I think it's a positive. "Panic Of Girls" works well as a collection of songs and it more than demonstrates that now in their fifth decade, Blondie are still turning out exciting, quality original material.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By I. H. C. Mellor VINE VOICE on 16 Nov 2011
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And so the girls should be panicking, they are being shown up by a group who are old enough to be the grandparents of many people who may well enjoy this album. The music is up to date and the sound is as great as ever. If you didn't know the vintage of this band you would be none the wiser. A good rocking's album and well worth playing in the car on that long journey or at your party. Really enjoyable stuff.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kenny C on 10 Aug 2011
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Bit concerned to know if Blondie could move with the times with this latest release. Panic of girls did not dissapoint. Full of great tracks from start to finish, with a few different genres thrown in. For a 67 year old, Debbie Harry can hold her own with any of the current female singers out there
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This album opens with a bunch of songs I would classify as classic Blondie - pop/rock, but then just deteriorates with too may reggae tracks and really mediocre stuff with the exception of the bonus tracks. I feel the problem is one of their key song writers, Jimmy Destri, is now absent. After the first 5 or so tracks I didn't feel I was listening to anything resembling a Blondie album. I appreciate they have released albums with a diverse range of material on previously, notably Autoamerican, but there was always the Blondie sound there. After hearing tracks from their forthcoming album I fear it's going to be a case of more of the same - not the Blondie we have come to know after all these years. After a few listens of I want To Drag You Around I'm not impressed. As for A Rose By Any Other Name and Sugar On The Side, less said the better. I hope I am proved wrong. Bring back Jimmy Destri is my thought right now.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By B. S. Marlay on 18 Jun 2011
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Here is the third album of the second coming of Blondie. And like the other two and Deborah Harry's sublime 2009 solo album, `Necessary Evil', it is an exercise in eclecticism (code, in this case, for a little all over the place).

Genre-hopping, of course, is something Blondie have been doing since `Parallel Lines' in 1978, but the genres were never allowed to take over in quite the way they do here. Despite dabbling in reggae, country and jazz, the albums in the rest of their catalogue can still comfortably be categorized pop new wave rock. But, by disc's end, `Panic of Girls' begins to feel like a world music album. And, not only does it feel heavily weighted toward reggae, Rasta, Latin and French sounds and rhythms, it is very often slow in tempo, so rarely soars. After the 1, 2, 3 punch of the opening pop-rock tracks (`D-Day', `What I Heard' and `Mother'), there is only one more (`Love Doesn't Frighten Me At All') - two if you count the bubbly `Horizontal Twist' in the two bonus tracks of the fan pack.

Not that world music is a bad thing ... in moderation. Chris Stein's `Le Bleu' is hypnotically beautiful, sung in French and infused by the sound of piano accordions. The Rasta Latin beats of `Wipe off My Sweat' are quite euphoric and `Mirame', the second bonus track (a cover), is all cool audio-tuned pacey salsa. But then there are the two reggae covers of `Girlie Girlie' and `Sunday Smile' that tend to overpower the set (maybe I'm just not a big fan of reggae, but surely they would have been better left as enigmatic concert covers?!)

And possibly that is the problem on this album.
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