Music For Men

Gossip - Music For Men
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2009 Ratings: #479 / 867
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2009 Ratings: #186
June 23, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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It seems to be two steps forward, three steps back with Portland, Oregon soul-punk pioneers the Gossip. Not musically you understand; they consistently make leaps and bounds in that area, but as a political entity. And they are one, albeit an incredibly catchy and danceable one. Even if they don't use soap boxes or slogans, by their very existence and excellence Beth Ditto, Brace Paine and Hannah Blilie are a positive force for change in a narrow-minded mainstream; a sharp slap across the face, waking the world up to questions about image, sexuality, gender and identity. There is no band as important right now.

"Pop goes the world" sings Beth Ditto with the least convincing way, forcing Gossip to lay their weapons and all the fun outside the gates of the mainstream headquarters, since this was the main term for the band to enter.
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Track List

  1. Dimestore Diamond 
  2. Heavy Cross 
  3. 8th Wonder 
  4. Love Long Distance 
  5. Pop Goes The World 
  6. Vertical Rhythm 
  7. Men In Love 
  8. For Keeps 
  9. 2012 
  10. Love And Let Love 
  11. Four Letter Word

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