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Lung Bread for Daddy

Du Blonde

Lung Bread for Daddy

Second album of alt-pop under the Du Blonde moniker from animator and video director Beth Jeans Houghton

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  1. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Another outstanding record
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    "The doctor said I've passed my peak/All my eggs are dying/In my 20s I'm antique," she groans on Holiday resort. her Verve and wit protest otherwise. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    Continues to be one of UK guitar music’s best kept secrets
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Beth Jeans Houghton pressed on the darkest part of the bruise to reveal bracing home truths with this glam-infused second record as Du Blonde
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  5. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Sorts through the messiest aspects of desire and revulsion with cathartic finesse, purging her past while leaving her strange, spiky magic intact
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  6. 7.5 |   The 405

    Despite the lack of exuberance and noise experienced with Du Blonde’s past projects, the passionate songstress sounds more alive than ever here, with enough lyrical and emotional heft to compensate
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  7. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Less of a wholesale reinvention than a bedding down of self-sufficiency
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  8. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    An album full of sadness, mediated by Houghton's sweet instrumentation and voice, heightened by a sense of solitude that permutes the entire record
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It resets her musical dial by abandoning the borderline Nick Cave-isms of Welcome... to amp up the rock dynamism which first won her attention. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Her second LP as Du Blonde plays it two ways: first with unremarkable, lunging dynamics and fuzz-caked riffs, then in a leaner and more soulful style, wit nods to prog and '70s folk-pop songcraft. Tha latter is more convincing and a better fit for her great voice and brutally honest lyrics. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Has more than enough fire and soul in its grooves to banish any idea that she might be spreading herself too thin
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