BLONDIE - Ghosts Of Download/Blondie 4(0) Ever

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 5/10 | Label: Caroline | Autor: SaS

Blondie's first comeback in the 1990s was a huge commercial success: the reinvention of the wave legend as a mainstream rock band had worked out excellently. The second comeback about two years ago was quite unspectacular: "Scared Of Girls" was included as a free supplement in a big German music magazine and was still hardly noticed. A similar fate blossoms for the successor here, even if one now tries to lure one or the other listener with the help of an enclosed best-of compilation, in which the pieces were re-recorded (and somewhat rearranged). With the new music, however, this will hardly succeed. Debbie Harry, in her late sixties, tries her hand as a dance queen, singing her banal songs to blunted beats. Mostly anyway, because sometimes, although rarely, the crude mixture of pop and dance works quite well, especially in the opener "Sugar On The Side". The indecision is also evident in marketing: Is the new album an addition to "Blondie 4(0) Ever" or vice versa?

Top Track: Sugar On The Side

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