Light Me Up 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… Light Me Up 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… 2011-04-12 The Pretty Reckless Rock Interscope
Music Review

Light Me Up (2011)

WHAT WOULD BLAIR SAY? The Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen
WHAT WOULD BLAIR SAY? The Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Apr 12, 2011; Lead Performance: The Pretty Reckless; Genre: Rock; Production: Interscope

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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Originally posted Apr 05, 2011 Published in issue #1150 Order article reprints
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