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Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Gh&hellip ~ Blondie
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Ghosts is Blondie's 10th studio album and it is one of their strongest collections since their reunion and perhaps Autoamerican in 1980. The reason is simple. There are so many strong, catchy songs here - always Blondie's key ingredient.

Following 2011's Panic of Girls, Ghosts loses the reggae influences which flavoured so many of the songs - this time it's a mix of latin sounds including a collaboration with Systema Solar on Sugar on the Side, alongside lively electronic tracks like Rave and Take It Back. It's a good fit.

These songs have a great upbeat feel in a classic Blondie way. Rave, for example is a fantastic tune related to Atomic which recalls the thrill of… Read more
Body Talk ~ Robyn
Body Talk ~ Robyn
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Body Talk [Explicit]
Body Talk is the final part of Robyn's 'Body Talk' project. Part 1 and 2 offered new songs in sometimes lovely, simple acoustic settings - amidst some great beats - which have now re-appeared emboldened as much bigger, fully electronic/pop songs. She made the earlier versions while out on the road.

What a fantastic collection of tunes she has amassed here. In the spirit of Blondie, Pet Shop Boys, LCD, Giorgio Moroder, Kylie and Kraftkwerk this album sounds like a greatest hits because so many of the tunes genuinely hit it. I like pop music with an edge; brilliantly catchy but subversive. The… Read more
Yes ~ Pet Shop Boys
Yes ~ Pet Shop Boys
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Pet Shop Boys, 8 April 2009
Is this the Pet Shop Boys I thought it was going to be? No.

Is that a bad thing? No.

Reading the promotional info before release, the reviews, and having lived with this record for a couple of weeks it is more downbeat than I expected. After the much-discussed Xenomania collaboration, anyone expecting the rush of other X collabs such as Girls Alouds' The Promise, or Call The Shots will be surprised not to find them.

The brightest track is All Around The World followed by Did You See Me Coming, but interestingly, I think the best songs are slightly slower in pace. The sad melancholy Euro-pop of The Way You Used It Used To Be reminds me of the end of Abba and… Read more