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Blondes

Blondes

Blondes

Debut album from this Brooklyn dance duo, who deal in what they call 'ecstatic rave'

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
RVNG
UK Release date
13/02/2012
US Release date
14/02/2012
  1. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This is bliss, it’s that simple
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  2. 9.0 |   music OMH

    If you like your music with the psychedelic layers of The Field and subtle atmospherics of Joy Orbison, Blondes have so much to give
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  3. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    You're probably not going to find another record quite so beautifully produced this year, or quite so warmly inviting, or just quite so full of lovely stuff
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Blondes is bubblegum, an of-the-moment document whose temporary nature is clearly audible throughout its eight tracks. Its fun is in its simple hypnotism
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Hypnotic electronic grooves. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    What makes Blondes such an enticing proposition is the width and depth of their arsenal
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  7. 8.0 |   AU Review

    ‘Lover’ is the album’s highlight, a light-streaked slice of the sort of liquid balaeric trance the Chemical Brothers tried to bottle on ‘Star Guitar
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  8. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Despite retaining a relaxed, lightly psychedelic feel, Blondes' songs are properly functionalist grooves
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  9. 7.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    This is headphone music, best consumed when the listener has time to peel the onion and examine the artistic approach. Patience is a virtue
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  10. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Makes for a sweet listen without veering into the saccharine
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  11. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Have Blondes rediscovered vintage, 1990s-era house music, or are they merely recycling it? The jury is still out
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  12. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Blondes' expansive synth jams can sometimes feel a little directionless. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While Blondes tries to gain street cred by collaborating with as many other groups as possible, it gives us little time to digest the album on its own merits
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  14. 5.5 |   Bowlegs

    Blondes aren’t finding new ground here, but they do occasionally stumble on passages of endless possibilities
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