Peaches: Impeach My Bush

By Scott Kara

Herald Rating: * * * *

Peaches (real name Merrill Nisker) is a cross between Into the Groove era Madonna, Buffalo Stance era Neneh Cherry, and a modern-day Joan Jett (who sings with Peaches on the raunchy You Love It). The thing that makes her unique is the glitchy electro groove that's the core of her music.

She's open about her sexual politics and her carnal shenanigans - and if you don't like her music, don't listen.

Impeach My Bush is more accessible than her confrontational and annoying second album, Father[expletive], from 2004. Largely that's thanks to riffy tracks like Do Ya, You Love It, and Give Er. This album is also more ambitious because, while her first two were almost entirely machine made, Impeach My Bush has live instruments courtesy of guests like Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole).

The lyrics (like those in Slippery Dick and Tent In Your Pants) are what might put some off. It's explicit stuff that can't be written here, but don't be a prude. This is fun, playful and sexy, and that's a pretty good threesome.

Label: XL/The Label

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