Q Magazine

Q Magazine - November 2003 - Page 106

BLONDIE
THE CURSE OF BLONDIE
EPIC
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The album title is less ironic than it seems...

Four years in the making (lost tapes, trouble getting a US record deal), Blondie are now indestructible. The Curse Of Blondie rattles along at a gloriously youthful pace. While distinctly new wave bent, they rarely seem marooned in the past. Debbie Harry (58, bless her) still manages to sound like a starlet, but the real meat is in the startling opener Shakedown, oddly reminiscent of Adam and The Ants' Prince Charming; the genuinely inspired, silken single Good Boys and the faintly unhinged Desire Brings Me Back. A little class and dignity never goes amiss, and Blondie have both to spare. John Aizlewood

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