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releaselog - 15th September 2007

Deborah Harry - Necessary Evil (2007)

“Necessary Evil”, scheduled for release on September 17th, is Deborah Harry’s fifth solo album. It includes 17 tracks, including the first single “Two Times Blue”. She is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock band Blondie.

Anyone hoping for the 62-year-old Debbie Harry to sit up and act her age will be sorely disappointed by the former Blondie vixen’s sixth solo album (and first in 14 years). Viscerally contemporary, Necessary Evil harnesses youthful exuberance from across the charts, and Harry and her team of producers and songwriting partners do radio-ready rock, pop, and soul-lite with la mode savvy to spare.

Big-time sing-alongs (”Two Times Blue,” “You’re Too Hot”) rub elbows with spare, distorted guitar lines piled in arena-sized stacks (”Love with Vengeance,” “Charm Redux,” and the especially vivacious “Whiteout”). “The Devil’s dick is hard to handle,” Harry growls in “School for Scandal,” encapsulating the attitude of shameless defiance coursing through this and other lean, mean, up-tempo numbers like the half-rapped, full-lipped “Dirty and Deep.” Between the reversed hip-hop break bisecting “Charm Alarm,” the title track’s stolen riff from Rage Against the Machine’s “Know Your Enemy,” and Harry’s bits of Internet imagery, this album won’t dare let go of its of-the-moment moxie. Gumdrops like the flaccid “What Is Love” and closer “Paradise” are irrevocable but few; in all, the occasional slice of tripe strangely sweetens Harry’s otherwise surprising longevity, ready to rock and salty as ever.

Track List:

01. Two Times Blue 03:57
02. School For Scandal 03:08
03. If I Had You 03:14
04. Deep End 03:10
05. Love With Vengeance 04:36
06. Necessary Evil 03:26
07. Charm Redux 01:15
08. You’re Too Hot 03:43
09. Dirty And Deep 03:14
10. What Is Love 04:30
11. White Out 03:08
12. Needless To Say 04:12
13. Heat Of The Moment 02:04
14. Charm Alarm 04:53
15. Jen Jen 05:15
16. Naked Eye 04:28
17. Paradise 06:20

ARTiST: Deborah Harry
TiTLE: Necessary Evil
LABEL: n/a
GENRE: Pop
TiME: 64:33 min
SiZE: 88,9 MB
BiTRATE: VBRkbps
RiP DATE: Sep-12-2007
RELEASE DATE: Sep-17-2007

Release name: Deborah Harry-Necessary Evil-2007-uF

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