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Peaches - "Close Up" feat. Kim Gordon (video)

Peaches continues to teach us to never underestimate the power of filth.

Steve Horowitz: Peaches continues to teach us to never underestimate the power of filth. The music offers respite from the state of apathy, but the video shocks. Kim Gordon gives the imprimatur of punk to the proceedings. Punk began as the music of low-lifes and down and outs before becoming art rock, and Peaches takes punk back to its roots. There’s nothing redeeming here, and that’s the point. Let’s do the dirty deed. [7/10]

John Bergstrom: Peaches previews her upcoming RUB album with this throbbing, pulsating piece of electro-rap. Gordon's contribution, on the chorus, is barely audible. Gordon's offhand, dare-you-to-care delivery isn't a great fit, as it neither contrasts with nor complements Peaches' similar style. There's a vague feeling of confrontation here, but the lyrics don't quite make it clear. [5/10]

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