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Danny L Harle - "Broken Flowers" (Singles Going Steady)

Danny L Harle creates a track that might shift the minds of those that hate PC Music.

Dustin Ragucos: While "Broken Flowers" lacks the catchiness of a Hannah Diamond take like "Hi", Danny L Harle creates a track that might shift the minds of those that hate PC Music. With each repeated phrase is an artificial, yet much-needed speed that is the equivalent of hitting fast-forward. PC Music becomes the additive to a day that feels like it lacks sugar. "Broken Flowers" might not make you dance, yet it functions as a head-bobber, one with vocals that sound too Carly Rae Jepsen-y to not be bubblegum pop-influenced. Bravo. [6/10]

Jedd Beaudoin: I hear stuff like this whenever I go to the dentist. Sitting there, under the hot light, my mouth wide open, my gums getting numb, then the drilling and the feeling that I want nothing more than to escape. There, I have to wait until the end of the appointment. Here, I can move to the next song. [3/10]

Ryan Dieringer: PC Music’s output is basically the YA Novel of music. It’s intentionally lite and transparent, with its own miniaturized set of critical standards that fans stress and curmudgeons write off. I never even read Harry Potter, so I should be disqualified from judgement, but I can appreciate this track is a good one of its kind. [7/10]

Paul Duffus: Like drinking a bottle of washing-up liquid, this is bubbly, unpleasant, and likely to leave you bent double vomiting all over the curtains. With its half-baked melody repeated ad nauseam and doltish vocal effects, “Broken Flowers” sounds like one of the anonymous tracks devious record companies use to fill out those 100% 90s Dance Anthems! albums, which unfortunate listeners buy out of thoughtless nostalgia, the kind of track you have to skip over to get to Snap! or Corona, neither of which are as good as you remember anyway, right? Wretched. Just wretched. [1/10]

SCORE: 4.25

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