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Got A Girl

I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now


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It feels criminal that this collaboration between the frequently-phenomenal Deltron 3030/Handsome Boy Modeling School producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winsteadan actress we love, from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Smashedproduced an album so lacking in chemistry. Winstead is a competent singer, but most of I Love You's tracks draw attention to distractingly bad lyrics or are woefully devoid of personality; she poses as a limp electronic diva or in half-hearted yé-yé pose over lifeless, thin-sounding beats. (The exception is "Put Your Head Down," a successfully giddy bit of Gainsbourg parody.)

The worst comes in the faux self-deprecation of "Da Da Da," where Winstead groans, "This song is shit/It sucks/It's a piece of shit." It might be fun if it didn't feel like posturing, or we were hearing it as a studio outtake. Left on the finished album, though, we have to agree with her about it. (

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Dermot Moloney
August 30th 2014

Pretty harsh review, id give it an 8 myself.

September 3rd 2016

Personally I loved the album. This review is really negative. I would give the album a 9.