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Amanda Blank

I Love You

12" LP

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$16.99

Quick Overview

2009 debut album from the Philly MC. Amanda is a one-woman Rap/Dance machine who also moonlights as a member of Sweatheart. While the album is edgy and Hip Hop oriented, Amanda Blank is an old hippie at heart: life is all about peace, love and having fun! The album features production from Diplo, Switch, and XXXChange plus guest spots from Santogold, Lykke Li, The Cool Kids, and Spank Rock!

Details

There's little doubt that Amanda Blank is her own woman. A torrid rapper and inventive lyricist, she lit up the Baltimore club scene during 2005-2006, and her closing verse on Spank Rock's "Bump" provided a highlight to one of the best albums of 2006, YoYoYoYoYo. With so much talent on display already, the only concern leading up to the release of I Love You was whether her jump from featured artist to top billing could avoid the usual wide-distribution pitfalls. Blank proves mostly up to the challenge, floating a few great tracks and plenty of pounding productions, despite sounding familiar to fans of M.I.A. or Santigold. The similarities begin with "A Love Song," where it's easy to see the roots of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," which is just as reflective and just as reliant on an '80s pop touchstone (here it's LL Cool J's "I Need Love" instead of "Straight to Hell" by the Clash) -- and, not coincidentally, just as produced by Diplo and Switch. Elsewhere, she spends a lot of time jump-starting a party, recalling Santigold's pop version of club music. The best tracks here feature her excellent rapping skills over productions from XXXChange, and the one where she sounds the most natural is the Spank Rock co-feature "Gimme What You Got.")

Additional Information

Artist Amanda Blank
Track Listing 1 Make It Take It - 2:26 2 Something Bigger, Something Better - 3:05 3 Make-Up - 2:16 4 Gimme What You Got - 2:47 5 Lemme Get Some - 3:01 6 Shame on Me - 3:56 7 A Love Song - 3:34 8 DJ - 2:53 9 Might Like You Better - 2:55 10 Big Heavy - 3:59 11 Leaving You Behind - 2:45

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