Dragonette – Fixin’ to Thrill (2009)

The follow-up to Dragonette’s 2007 breakthrough “Galore” suffers from some of the same momentum issues as their first offering. After a terrific start that includes top notch pop pastiches like “Gone Too Far,” “Liar” and “Stupid Grin,” the second half sputters and loses its charm, with forgettable tracks like “Okay Dolore” and “You’re A Disaster” marring the finished product. It’s a shame that Dragonette has a history of packing all their standout tracks at the beginning of their albums and then losing their grip on the audience, because the sequencing makes it difficult to appreciate the finished product when back-to-back tracks are, at best, serviceable. Still, this has enough great songs to make it worth a shot for indie pop fans.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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