Reunions make for great hype, but -- with very few exceptions -- nostalgia is better on tour than on disc. Blondie's comeback release, NO EXIT, adds weight to that tenet. The group picks up where it left off, which is fine for those yearning for 1982. Part of the group's original charm was its eclecticism, but in the nearly two decades since they last mattered, Blondie's optimistic variety of dilettantism has come to look naive and simplistic. Why revive that? The other aspects of Blondie fare better: Clem Burke's drumming has grown enormously since those "Heart of Glass" days, and Debbie Harry's singing maintains a cheerful insolence. Yet as they hopscotch from lounge to faux country to the obligatory rap (featuring Coolio), there's a sense that this recording is little more than a PLASTIC LETTERS for the new millennium.