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The Blow's songs are light enough to sail easily through the air, landing simultaneously on the turntable of a London DJ, in your mom's car stereo, and in the iPod of a middle schooler in study hall. However, they're somehow heavy enough to stick around, laying in your mind long after their new album is over. No-wave and glitch-hop, club anthems, and doo-wop all party together in the architecture created by The Blow's sound.
Top Customer Reviews
At their best, songs like Parentheses, Babay, and True Affection provide intelligent pop pleasures and clever-w/out-cute lyrical surprises. At their worst, songs like Long List of Girls and Bonjour Jeune Fille feel like bad high school poetry.
The overall result is frustrating, because The Blow's arrangements are such that the lyrics stand front and center, so the weaker material cannot hide. Quite the opposite - it scratches through like nails on a chalkboard. The good songs are truly enjoyable though. Hopefully their upcoming album will offer greater lyrical balance to support the duo's basic musical strengths.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Heard True Affections on Pandora and had to hear more so I bought this CD and am soooo glad I did. Won't be leaving my CD player any time soon!Published 7 months ago by Adam Gustafson
I don't love this CD; just not my taste overall. Each song seems it belongs to a different CD.Published 19 months ago by finnie sara
While a couple songs on this album just rub me the wrong way, removal of the offenders results in a real jewel! Parenthesis and True Affection are stand-out tracks in my opinion.Published on March 1, 2014 by Giznary
Don't listen to what other people say! I bought this album and I love every song! They are super creative and fun!Published on December 21, 2013 by sarah
This band is easy to listen to and makes great background noise. I like the band overall but their lyrics can be odd.Published on December 18, 2013 by Ashley Pobanz
Don't know why I had never heard this before. Now I can't stop listening! I LOVE IT!! Excited for more!Published on April 10, 2013 by Amy