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3.7 out of 5 stars
The Curse of Blondie
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on 21 September 2013
A varied and (again) genre hopping collection, with some real standouts and also some definite filler. Rather more rock heavy than their previous post-reunion album, yet still a real mix including a pro-Jersey rap, ballad, jazz etc. Definitely more classic Blondie than the other post-reunion albums.
I would argue this 'Curse of Blondie' is actually poor studio mixing and production coupled with lousy management rather than the quality and calibre of the artists and their material. Check out live clips from the time, some of the tracks are virutally unrecognisable in a live concert setting.
Standouts - Undone (which was slated to be the second single), Golden Rod, Last one in The World.
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on 2 June 2005
She may be approaching 60, but Debbie Harry's lyric writing is showing no sign of stopping. This is a SUPERB album and is worth buying for the "Golden Rod" track alone.
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on 1 November 2017
Excellent condition apart from a couple of small chips in the plastic casing. CD is in excellent working condition.
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on 7 May 2013
No Exit in my opinion was all over the place, the Blondie by numbers "Maria" grabbed the public's attention and the excellent "Nothing Is Real But The Girl", but as for the rest? The Curse Of Blondie sounds much more like a band at ease with itself and sounds far more consistent. Also, there was a phenomenal amount of publicity in the UK for No Exit, which just never happened for this album (hence the title). Production wise, I have no problem with it. End To End & Undone rank up there with my Blondie favourite tracks. Just a shame "Good Boys" was the lead single. I think that was the album's downfall. If Blondie ever release another album after Panic Of Girls, they need to draft in Jimmy Destri, if only in a song writing capacity.
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on 10 October 2003
This is the first cd from Blondie since the collapse of the Beyond records,Craig Leon suing the label and band and in the US the fact that they are not signed to a record label and this is the cd that they are releasing anyways. This cd is one of the best and most intense cds of 2003. The band has put out a very rock based cd with rap and some dance and reggae thrown in. "Shakedown" with the raunchy rap of Debbie to the dance vibe of "Good Boys" to the just drop dead gorgeous "Undone"---this better be the second single and I mean it---to the flat out rock of "GoldenRod" to the intense Hedwig And the Angry Inch influenced "Rules For Living"(this is by Mr. Destri and on their website he says this is the best song he has ever written and from all the great songs he has done in the past it truly is breathtaking) to the stunning "Background Melody(The Only One)"- a little Portishead reggae/dub/rock all thrown together with such a memorable hook--to "Magic" which is a bit weird but grows--to "End To End"( a awesome rock tune with Romantic Debbie singing of love) to "Hello Joe" -a funny tune to "The Tingler" the only Harry /Stein song on the cd to the flat out gorgoeus rockers that are "Last One In The World" and "Diamond Bridge" to the last 2 jazz influenced tracks "Desire Brings Me Back" that features The Jazz Passengers and "Songs Of Love" that features one of Debbie's best vocals ever--this cd flows and will grow on you until it is in your head. I have no doubt this cd should do extremely well in Europe and especially the UK where they seem to understand the fact that this group and especially Deborah Harry are truly one of a kind and still important to music . Just a tremendous cd from start to finish. A++++++++++++++++++++++!!!!
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on 17 March 2008
I was vaguely aware that one of my favorite bands from the seventies, Blondie, was playing again. But I had not figured they would be doing anything really noteworthy.

Fortunately I took a chance and bought a couple of their new CDs, and it turns out that The Curse of Blondie is really good. It contains several tracks which one may consider amongst their best ever. For example Background Melody, Magic, and Rules for Living, just wonderful songs.

I warmly recommend this album, and I think it's awesome that people who have been in the music business for thirty years can rise up and create something this fresh and strong.
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on 4 November 2017
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on 27 October 2017
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on 1 October 2003
Blondie back with an album that rivals Parallel Lines for title of best Blondie Album, The Curse of Blondie is Experimental but also classic Blondie, after you get over the shock of the opening track Shakedown with it's Rap and icy cool vocals theres the synth pop Of Good Boys and then a rollercoaster ride through Future Classic Singles, Goldenrod stands 100ft tall, there's also Japanese folk and Free Jazz. this is a classic of the Future Debbie, Chris, Jimmy and Clem you've done us proud, if you want an hour of pleasure this is your CD.
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on 6 October 2003
What can you say about Blondie, certainly not Cursed but true survivors of 30 years in pop/rock. The thing about Blondie and The Curse as a CD is diversity. The same band that crossed over with Heart of Glass do it again with the truly unique sound of Good Boys. But other stand out tracks have to be Shakedown with an upbeat new jersy rap story, truly Rapture 2003 style.Interestingly it is the slower tracks that are very hypnotic and stand out immediately ...Magic ,Rules of the Living and Sogs of Love ...truly beautiful tracks. But if it is power pop blondie you crave then go no further than undone, end to end and the tingler. What this CD gives is a bit for everyone...old blondie fans and the newer and younger recruits that blondie have been pullin in since their last resurrection in 1999's NO EXIT. Hopefully there will be NO Exit for Blondie as they are a band who deserves success . The Curse of Blondie is a very welcome return to form for Ms Harry and her boys !!
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