a joyful noise
the unmistakable vocals of beth ditto front up the stomping return of the power-soul-pop band.
“it's girls aloud producer higgins to the rescue, with a sound influenced by abba & madonna. the gossip – especially beth ditto, in waspishly fine voice here – seem very much at home with it. ditto says she prepared for the album by listening to abba, & she takes on these fizzing, electronic melodies just as that band might have, applying a topcoat of gloss & an underlayer of tenderness & ir” – guardian, “a belting soul pop return” – time out.