by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 6/14/17, 03:20 pm
At first, you’ll marvel at how Debbie Harry and Chris Stein continue to make the excavation of musical and verbal hooks in keeping with their greatest hits seem easy. Then you’ll notice that this time they’ve farmed out most of the excavation to others. No matter. Whether young enough to be their children (Johnny Marr) or their grandchildren (Charli XCX), the hired hands obviously take writing for Blondie seriously. What does matter is the profanity to which Harry occasionally accedes in an unbecomingly desperate attempt to seem hip.