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Beth Ditto and friends, thou hast let me downth. Youtube, however, didn't. Balloon fetishists rejoice! (yes, there is such a thing, just don't ask me how I know this)

I do have to admit that the album as a whole did not quite sink in at first listen. Nevertheless I valiantly soldiered on, fuelled by raving reviews from close friends whose musical taste I have the utmost respect. It has now really grown on me. Far more cohesive and with a steadier direction than Standing in the way of control, that being rocking your socks off with electro tainted guitar licks and drum punches.

The reason? Two words: Rick Rubin.

Gossip - Love Long Distance
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label Columbia Records

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