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Light Me Up Review - The Pretty Reckless | Music | EW.com

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WHAT WOULD BLAIR SAY? The Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen

Light Me Up

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
music label:
5429
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B-

Taylor Momsen’s evolution from Goldilocked Gossip Girl star to snarling, sooty-eyed hell-kitten has been mildly unsettling, considering she’s not yet 18. In fact, her birth year (1993, if that doesn’t make you feel Paleolithic) seems to be the wellspring for her band the Pretty Reckless: Light Me Up is clearly built from the doll parts of that era’s grunge goddesses — a sometimes too-slick conceit that Momsen’s thousand-Marlboro growl still manages to sell surprisingly well. B?

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