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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Eoin But­ler

JUSTIN BIEBER

Sorry ★★ Def Jam

“I made mis­takes maybe once or twice / And by once or twice I mean maybe a thou­sand times...” This Skrillex-pro­duced sec­ond sin­gle from the Biebs’ forth­com­ing fourth stu­dio al­bum Pur­pose finds the Cana­dian heart­throb in apolo­getic mood. A fol­low-up video called I’ll Show You, which dropped just this week, shows the 21-year old perched on the edge of a cliff ap­par­ently con­tem­plat­ing the worst. So it’s true. I re­ally should be care­ful what I wish for.

PLEA­SURE BEACH

Go ★★★ Fac­tion Records

The open­ing track from Plea­sure Beach’s Dreamer to

the Dawn EP may owe a ma­jor debt to Ar­cade Fire’s 2007 al­bum track An­tichrist

Tele­vi­sion Blues. But that isn’t to say the song is with­out merit in its own right. The Belfast band sup­port The Vac­cines at the Olympia on De­cem­ber 8th.

BIBI BOURELLY

Ego ★★★★ Def Jam

Bibi Bourelly is a 21-year-old Ber­liner, of Moroc­can and Haitian de­scent, prob­a­bly best known for hav­ing col­lab­o­rated with Lil Wayne and hav­ing writ­ten Ri­hanna’s re­cent hit sin­gle Bitch Bet­ter Have My

Money. This time around she’s goes it alone, and the at­ti­tude is just as un­com­pro­mis­ing. (“I won’t ever, ever, ever, ever, ever give a fuck,” she vows in the cho­rus.)

PUG­WASH

Hung My­self Out To Dry

★★★

Om­ni­vore Record­ings

Pug­wash’s sixth al­bum Play This In­ti­mately (As If Among

Friends) – the ti­tle was bor­rowed from the in­struc­tions The Kinks’ Ray Davis found on an old piece of sheet mu­sic – has been avail­able in the US since Septem­ber. But it’s only just been re­leased on this side of the At­lantic. Thomas Walsh has never hid­den his af­fec­tion for clas­sic Six­ties pop and the in­flu­ence of Paul McCart­ney, in par­tic­u­lar, is clearly ev­i­dent on this lead sin­gle. Think Got to Get You

Into My Life... just a lit­tle less in­fused with the joys of life.

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