Sunday, February 11, 2007

Top Albums 2006- #8

Someone To Drive You Home
The Long Blondes

So after a gazillion singles, The Long Blondes finally drop their debut album. Turns out their debut album's got a gazillion singles. It’s almost impossible to pick the best songs, there isn’t a dull moment on the record. Appropriately dubbed “Glamorous Punk” by the band themselves, they seem to wear their influences on their sleeve (Blondie, Pulp). But the record is so much fun to listen too that you hardly notice. Oozing with sex and a playful sense of danger, Kate Jackson leads us through tales of stolen boyfriends, soon to be stolen boyfriends, and ex-boyfriends not worth keeping. It would be extremely trite if they didn’t pull it off so well. And get this, the liner notes of the album credit lyrics on all but two songs to Dorian Cox, the lead guitarist who apparently is a man! Say what? Feminism is the new masculine?


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