Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Love You

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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I Love You
Composer: Amanda Blank
Conductor: Amanda Blank
Label: Downtown
Release Date: 2009-08-19
Rated: NONE
Genre: Recording

Philadelphia rapper Amanda Mallory picked a fitting moniker. On her debut album, Amanda Blank glides through chilly beats with a detached demeanor as empty as her soulless vocals. It’s hipster hip-hop with raunchy rhymes about fucking designed to shock, awe, and wink at its equally hip audience. But Blank is way too self-conscious to pull it off. It doesn’t help that the various producers (including Diplo) fill the space with beats ranging from merely robotic to totally annoying. But I Love You’s biggest problem is Blank, whose hipster cred rose a few years back with an appearance on a Spank Rock track. Spread out over a far-from-breezy 33 minutes, she comes off like a naughty little girl who just figured out she can make people squirm by rapping about her cooter. Pretty vacant.




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