June 1, 2010
Album review: Operator Please - 'Gloves' (Brille)
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5 / 10 If ‘Yes Yes Vindictive’ went bazonkers on Skittles and capered around doing its best Karen O impression, then ‘Gloves’ sees Operator Please laying off the E numbers to dig a little deeper into the dressing-up box. With a line-up change, some very NSFW photos and their teenage years behind them, very occasionally the Aussie quintet execute a stroke of brilliance, like ‘Logic’, a fierce face-off between The Go-Go’s and DEVO. However, it’s hard not to miss the unadulterated spunk of their debut when the alternative is predominantly so bland it could be any over-emoting synth peddlers hiding behind the costumes.
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