By Leah Greenblatt
April 07, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Light Me Up

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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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