samedi, décembre 11, 2004

The Dresden Dolls

The Dresden Dolls : The Dresden Dolls

By Tim Cashmere

9th September 2004

Boston-based The Dresden Dolls have been around since 2001. This quirky duo is a delightful mix of gothic European imagery and early eighties punk rock galore.

Donning makeup that at times makes them look like members of the Cure and at other times makes them look like members of the circus, Amanda Palmer (piano, vocals) and Brian Viglione (drums) take you on an hour long musical journey.

The Dresden Dolls more often than not sound like they've composed their album to sound like the soundtrack to a b-grade horror movie, with the recurring themes of love and death constantly popping up through the album.

While they've often been described as a punk rock cabaret act that does seem like a tacky quickly thought of description. With elements of both of these genres shining through, they have created their own sound deriving from whatever elements of music they could get their hands on.

This is a fascinating album for those who want something a little different, but not too "out there".

Track Listing

Good Day
Girl Anachronism
Missed Me
Half Jack
Coin-operated Boy
Bad Habit
The Perfect Fit
The Jeep Song