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I don’t watch soap operas, maybe I should
I need to know if being the bad guy is any good
Would you forgive me now?

So many things I used to think about,
I never dare act out
I didn’t want to risk the chance of someone finding out
Now I’m going to hell, so I may as well, make it worth my while
Now I’m going to hell, so I may as well, make it worth my while

The first time that it happened, well you knew that it was wrong
The only thing I’ll never regret is why it took so long
Now I’m going to hell, so I may as well, make it worth my while
Now I’m going to hell, so I may as well, make it worth my while
Would you forgive me now?

I don’t watch soap operas, maybe I should
I don’t watch what I say, I’m through with being good
So many things I used to think about, I never dare act out
Now it’s not worth asking you if you’d forgive me now

I don’t believe in heaven, I don’t believe in hell
But maybe that’s the problem, or maybe it’s just as well
(Oh)

I’m going to hell, so I may as well make it worth my while
I’m going to hell, so I may as well enjoy myself and go down with a smile
Would you forgive me now?

I’m Going To Hell, The Long Blondes (2008)

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Take 6

Sexual Sportswear: Sébastien Tellier
Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl): Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Here Comes The Serious Bit: The Long Blondes
Send A Little Love Token: The Duke Spirit
Tape Song: The Kills
The Nest: Sons and Daughters
Rhinemaidens: The Envy Corps
Your Heart Is An Empty Room: Death Cab for Cutie
Mirrorball: Elbow
City Bells: The Autumn Defense
Dancing in the stacks: No Kids
Hunter: Portishead

The Long Blondes, Couples

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O lançamento oficial está por chegar, mas não resisti. Afinal, trata-se do regresso ao estúdio de uma das minhas bandas preferidas, talvez aquela por quem tenho maiores expectativas na música actual. Para mais, tratava-se do famigerado segundo disco, a besta negra que consolida ou destroi carreiras. Os cinco fantásticos de Sheffield, liderados na voz por uma das figuras de maior carisma na cena musical da actualidade, a senhora Kate Jackson, estão de regresso. Uma recuperação de Someone to Drive You Home já seria de festejar, mas Couples vai um pouco mais além. Os resquícios anos 80 estão lá nas doses devidas, mas desta vez os The Long Blondes foram um pouco mais atrás no tempo. A percussão Joy Division, por exemplo, é indisfarçável em Round The Hairpin. A voz Lene Lovich aparece esporadicamente. Os The Long Blondes estão a tocar as notas certas e a explorar sem receios a mais sensível das temáticas, o amor e os relacionamentos. Tudo encaixa e bate certo. Por

Nota de Sal: 9,5/10

Take 4

I’m Rollin’ – Solal ft. The Nashville Bluegrass Band
The Grand Duchess of San Francisco – American Music Club
The Flicker of a Little Girl – Tindersticks
Cracking Up – The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Nun’s Litany – The Magnetic Fields
Doves Circled the Sky – Bodies of Water
Cold Shoulder – Adele
Oh My God – Mark Ronson ft. Lily Allen
When a Pretty Face – Adam Green
Gilt Complex – Sons and Daughters
Weekend Without Makeup – The Long Blondes
All My Friends – Franz Ferdinand
Words You Used to Say (Sand Pebbles Remix) – Dean & Britta
Enchanted – Patrick Wolf
Soul Singer in a Session Band – Bright Eyes