Ask Chris #65: Flashpointless



In this week’s installment of Ask Chris, I review the second Pipettes album, and express my dismay that they moved away from the Phil Spectoresque wall-of-sound style towards a pop music era that I’m personally not all that fond of. But really, when you make an album as perfect as We Are The Pipettes, with songs like “Pull Shapes” and the two-minute pop perfection of “It Hurts To See You Dance So Well,” any follow-up is going to be be underwhelming unless it’s literally the best album of all time and also comes with a hundred dollar bill. But really, I’d almost prefer that they’d left it as is and retired the name to let those songs stand alone under that name. It’s not that the newer songs are bad, but that they just compare.

Also, I spend 2,000 words on why Flashpoint is not very good.

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