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Review: Blondie Team With Sia, Charli XCX, Indie Pals on ‘Pollinator’

Our take on the collabo-heavy album from the New Wave icons

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Blondie's latest album is 'Pollinator.'

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Blondie worked with fans from throughout the musical spectrum on their latest album: Sia, Nick Valensi of the Strokes, U.K. pop-punk diva Charli XCX, avant-R&B star Blood Orange and more. Each puts their own reverent spin on the band’s vintage neon Nu Yawk garage rock, as 71-year-old Debbie Harry has a catty good time all over the place. On the blazing “My Monster,” written by Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr, she drops the bored bon mot “human beings are stupid things,” like a Dorothy Parker of the Bowery.

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