Monday, May 25, 2009

Track Review: Dirrrrty.

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I've always been scared of Peaches. Not her as a person specifically - though, judging by her music, I probably should be - but I just never truly attempted to delve into her material. My older brother always tried to push her on me, and I always pushed her away just as hard. I think it's a testament to how much I love her new album (I Feel Cream, available here) that instead of converting "just as hard" into a "that's what she said" joke, my mind for some reason converted it into a "that's what Peaches said" joke. Her dominant womanhood has officially overtaken the pronoun "she" in my subconscious.

"Mommy Complex" is the dirtiest song on I Feel Cream, more in the sense that while listening to it I want to be drenched in sweat and dancing up against someone I'll never see again. Digitalism produced the beat, and it's a doozy, putting Peaches' nasty raps overtop a Justice-esque banger. I love how drum beats are intermittently replaced by cracking whips. It's loud, grimy, and addictive as sin. Peaches is as hilarious as ever, with lines like, "Are you pregnant? / Man, I say good luck / Combo C-section tummy-tuck". Cougars just became so much cooler in my mind.

"No one's as old school as me," Peaches lets out with such Swagger (capital 'S') that there's no way I could question the claim. This is one of my favourite songs of the year so far, and I Feel Cream one of my most pleasant surprises.

Peaches - "Mommy Complex" (Download)

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