Panic of Girls by Blondie – Album Review
by Matt Callard
Blondie were the perfect group. Pop, rock, disco, punk, reggae. Glamour and grit. Sexual allure and sexual power. Melodic expertise. Endless cool. Accessibility and artiness. Great, great songs.
“Not resting on old glories”
To their credit they’re certainly not resting on old glories with Panic of Girls, their all-new 9th studio album, but there’s nothing here to match the skills of their heyday.
At least haunting closer ‘China Shoes’ reveals an intriguing possible future pathway for the band.