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AMANDA BLANK
November 14, 2009, 2:31 am
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AMANDA BLANK
I LOVE YOU
DOWNTOWN

Springing from the deep well of club trickery that is Diplo’s Philadelphian Hollertronix collective, the ribald Amanda Blank knows more words for a foo-foo than Dr Kinsey and packs something large and twitching beneath her hot-pants. Fitting out both ironic hipster-hop and sincere attempts at mainstream entry Diplo himself administrates with Spank Rock, XXXChange and one David Sitek all contributing to an embarrassment of styles (dancehall, electroclash, crunk, punk), all shunted into a short running-time.

Essentially a producer’s album, little room is left for our resident nympho to demarcate a signature flavour and the overplayed vagina dentata persona lacks Peaches’ subversive wit, resulting in crassness. Nestled within the eventful production (a little eagar, a little stuffy), Blanks’s retro delivery, interchangeable with Uffie’s skeezy old-school flow, is just hackneyed by now. Originality is glimpsed however in the more unassuming likes of ‘A Love Song’ and an ethereal collaboration with Lykke Li. John Calvert

6/10

DOWNLOAD: ‘LEAVING YOU BEHIND’, ‘A LOVE SONG’ ‘MAKE UP’
FOR FANS OF: PEACHES, UFFIE, M.I.A

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