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Classic Album Review: Blondie | The Curse of Blondie

The reunited pop-punks’ second comeback CD is just as jinxed as its predecessor.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Oh sure, The Curse of Blondie sounds like it’s just somebody’s idea of a cute album title. But it’s no joke. There really is a curse of Blondie.

If you want to experience it, just go down to the mall, shell out your bucks for this 14-song disc — their second comeback effort and the followup to 1999’s dismal No Exit — and listen for yourself. Trust me, when you realize that there are only about four good songs in this hour-long set — including the infectious retro-disco single Good Boys and the reasonably rocking Golden Rod and Last One In The World — along with about 10 boring, bland blobs of lethargic, synth-soaked pop balladry, clumsy white rap and even torchy pseudo-jazz, you’ll be swearing like a sailor. And that, my friends, is The Curse of Blondie.