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Impeach My Bush (Beggars/XL)


In 2000, when Peaches released her debut, The Teaches of Peaches, electroclash was all the rage. Six years later, the dance floor is empty — but with her latest release, Impeach My Bush, Peaches tries to get the dirty dancers back on the floor. Unfortunately, she continues to rely upon new twists on the same shock-and-awe lyrics that gained her attention from the start. "Downtown" proclaims the joys of oral sex, "Two Guys" praises multiple partners, and the refrain of the title track ("I'd rather fuck who I want/Than kill who I am told to") uses the same tired post-slut, sex-positive ethics that can be found on every one of her releases to date. Still, while there's not much new lyrically — the most original track, "Stick It to the Pimp," is her reaction to the recent celebration of pimp culture — Peaches doesn't fail to impress with her minimal beats and refreshing interpretation of Eurodisco stylings. Little here is surprising — but can you blame the woman for keeping at what she does best?

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