Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Album Review: Peaches - I Feel Cream

When Helen Of Troy... first discovered that Simian Mobile Disco, Soulwax, Drums Of Death, and Digitalism had been invited to produce Peaches’ fourth studio album, we were a little alarmed. Independently, we’re big fans of all four creative outfits, but we couldn’t help but wonder how our favourite groin-provoking gender bender would fair in amongst these aforementioned electro heavyweights.

Our concern was unnecessary however, because I Feel Cream positively oozes Peaches’ signature style. Lead single Talk To Me, is a stripped down, electro-soul stomping delight, whilst synth-heavy Trick Or Treat wouldn’t sound out of place on phenomenal debut album The Teaches Of Peaches - even with its slicker production.

Standout tracks include swoonsome pop treat Lose You, which showcases a surprising softer side to our Merrill, the hard-hitting Billionaire featuring Shunda K from Yo! Majesty, and title track I Feel Cream, which is a bleeptastic, rave-inducing joy (and easily our favourite). It’s not a perfect offering however, with consecutive tracks Mud and Relax bringing little if anything to the orgy – we’d have culled these in favour of a few remixes.

Ultimately, this album features the progression and clarity that the lacklustre yet brilliantly-titled Impeach My Bush didn’t, resulting in a more mature and solid affair. Peaches is back fatherfuckers, and she’s as fruity as ever!

7/10

3 comments:

Get A Hud said...

haha great review!

I'd probably agree with the score

Adem With An E said...

It really IS all about "Lose You" for me; gorgeous, stunning electro-pop. And you're on the money RE: Impeach My Bush, which left me so disappointed when it came out.

teensytiger.com said...

i am going to see her tonight! totally excited.