Blondes

Blondes - Blondes
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Ratings: #115 / 946
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
February 7, 2012 / Release Date
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Rvng Intl. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound

There’s a awe-inducing majesty to the moments when all the subtly introduced parts coalesce and then ebb away but there’s also a sense of feeling completely lost

90
musicOMH

Blondes' debut album is great on first listen, but it takes on a whole different life when you listen more closely and let your brain follow behind.

90
No Ripcord

You'd be better off just going with it, admitting that 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.

85
The 405

Blondes is an impressive journey, one that you may wish to take numerous times

75
Pitchfork

Their songs are simply well produced, as pleasurable on a pure sonic level as they are practical.

74
Beats Per Minute

This is headphone music, best consumed when the listener has time to peel the onion and examine the artistic approach.

70
FACT Magazine

They’re too contemplative to be a full-on club outfit, but their sound is too insistent to function as mere background music.

60
Consequence of Sound

Blondes need to hone themselves—become harder, better, faster, stronger—if they wish to become memorable

60
PopMatters

Take any of these tracks on its own, or even as half of a single, and it is impressive and striking. Listen to seven of them in succession, though, and you slowly notice they all sort of blur together.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#5/musicOMH
#13/The 405

MISC LISTS

#1/Drowned in Sound

Track List

Disc 1

  1. Lover 
  2. Hater 
  3. Business 
  4. Pleasure 
  5. Wine 
  6. Water 
  7. Gold 
  8. Amber

Disc 2

  1. Lover (A JD Twitch Optimo Mix) 
  2. Lover (Dungeon Acid Remix) 
  3. Hater (SFV Acid's Encino Oaks Remix) 
  4. Business (John Roberts Remix) 
  5. Pleasure (Andy Stott Remix) 
  6. Pleasure (Robert Miles Remix)
  7. Wine (Teengirl Fantasy Remix) 
  8. Water (Bicep Remix) 
  9. Gold (One Blonde Strange Idea by Traxx) 
  10. Gold (Laurel Halo Chains Remix) 
  11. Amber (Variation in Cm by Rene Hell)
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