Review - Love Love Love

Artist: Glass Candy

With their unforgiving New Wave imagery, one would have hoped that Portland's Glass Candy (or, as they're formally known, Glass Candy and the Shattered Theatre) could deliver the glammed-up goods. Yet despite the nonstop foxiness of singer Ida No, this trio just can't get it up. Holding on to a trashy, No Wave love of collapsing noise, the 25 minutes of this album dwell in a dank basement of sad self-absorption, refusing to let in the slightest ray of irony sunshine. When you look this good -- and, God, does Glass Candy look good -- you should at least have fun playing your music. Too bad this band is more concerned with the art part of "performance art."

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