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|1. Pop The Glock|
|2. Art of Uff|
|3. ADD SUV (ft. Pharrell Williams)|
|4. Give It Away|
|5. MCs Can Kiss|
|7. First Love|
|8. Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans|
|9. Illusion of Love (ft. Mattie Safer)|
|10. 10 Neuneu|
|11. Brand New Car|
|12. Hong Kong Garden|
So now Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans is finally here, Uffie looks like the copy, not the template. But a swift listen to this exciting, polychromatic record should put paid to that. Talent burns through old-skool rap bangers, ferocious electro body-poppers and teary teen anthems–never a dull moment, never an irritating frat-girl with a "bottle of Jack".
It's no surprise it's varied; this is an album that's gathered tracks over five years. Now positively ancient, Pop the Glock kicks off the fun, as future-perfect as it ever was, and there's space for 2007 EP tracks First Love and Brand New Car.
The lengthy gestation has seen a host of French disco kings popping in, with significant production jobs from Mr Oizo (of Flat Beat notoriety), Mirwais (brilliantly weaving the warped skeleton of The Velvet Underground's Rock & Roll under the title-track), SebastiAn and the faithful Feadz, but the ear is also caught by a couple of Yanks: The Rapture's Mattie Safer guesting on cosmic house drifter Illusion of Love, and Pharrell Williams' gleeful turn on recent sarky bling-killing single ADD SUV.
Uffie's well aware she went AWOL, but paints it as a virtue. "Three tracks a year and they still talk about me," she boasts on Art of Uff, although the tremendous, shrill, B-girl blast of MCs Can Kiss concedes "No boss on my shoulder... maybe that's why I don't do so much." Still, she's painstakingly hoarded an impressive 14 tracks here–if she can pick up that ball again, maybe she'll run with it this time. --Matthew Horton
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