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Dresden Dolls [Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics]

Dresden Dolls Audio CD
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Ever since taking up arms in mid-2000, the ber-dynamic duo of Amanda Palmer (Piano/Vox) and Brian Viglione (Drums) has been selling out clubs in Boston, New York and beyond. Palmer accompanies her confessional story-songs with a thunderous and shimmering piano style that rests on the shoulders of Jerry Lee Lewis, Kurt Weill and Nina Simone. Viglione's jazz and hardcore-influenced drums are the perfect foil, providing in turns a delicate cradle of rhythm and a piercing bed of nails onto which Palmer lays her raw, tragicomic lyrics. With the their new debut album, produced by Martin Bisi (SWANS, Sonic Youth), receiving accolades from both mainstream and underground media, the Dolls are poised to transcend cult status and smash all commonly held ideas on what a rock band is supposed to be. Their awe-striking live energy and singular look has earned them opening slots for Beck, the B-52s and Jane's Addiction and a tour with Edward Ka-Spel of the Legendary Pink Dots. Fontana. 2005.

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Combine the smoky cellars of a Weimar-era cabaret with the rock n' roll fury of Joan Jett, PJ Harvey and The Violent Femmes and you have a remote idea of what to expect when experiencing The Dresden Dolls.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely one of my new All-Time Favorites. June 12 2004
By kloie
Format:Audio CD
The Dresden Dolls are simply amazing beyond words.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a tasty gothic treat! June 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
I try to describe this record to my friends as the interbreeding of the minimalism of the White Stripes with the silky darkness of Poe's album Haunted, with a good bit of cabaret thrown in. From the opening middle-finger-to-the-ex crescendo that is "Good Day" that is immediately followed by a strange little jump-rope ditty, you know you're in for a dark treat. One of the most interesting albums I've bought in recent memory.
My personal favorite on the album, hidden among goth-tinged melodramas of self-mutilation, wind-up boyfriends, and the perils of gravity, is track 10, the Jeep Song. It's a strange little indie rock ode to an ex's 96 Jeep Cherokee - a favorite, since red Honda Civics like one of my exes drove are enough to make me cringe a bit.
I can't recommend this CD enough. Go out and buy it, it's probably getting pretty wide distribution by this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Dolled Up June 2 2004
By Sappho
Format:Audio CD
The Dresden Dolls have crafted a piece of musical perfection. Particular delights are the baroque whimsy of "Coin-Operated Boy" and the deliciously fiendish "Girl Anachronism". The entire album is genius, and the blend of drums and piano comes off without a hitch. Amanda Palmer's vocals and lyrics snatch you from the first moment and hold you by the throat.
Recommended wholeheartedly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Punk cabaret is a "perfect fit" April 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
Old porcelain toys are what come to mind when you hear the name of the "Dresden Dolls." But their faces and their music sure won't make you think of toys. It's very different from what I had expected, with its raw lyrics and complex piano'n'drums music, and left me expecting future great things from the most original new group in eons.
The sound of a piano builds up to a crescendo in the pummelling, jerky "Good Day," a barbed, sarcastic little ditty. It's not a funny song, but has a dark humor that shines through in the deceptively simple, searing "Bad Habit," the jazzy, self-examining "Perfect Fit," and the quirky, funny "Coin Operated Boy." Some songs are a little more downbeat, like the chillingly creepy "Slide," with its bogeyman line "the orange man got you." Perhaps the best song on the album is "Girl Anachronism," a fast'n'furious, punkish song about a psychiatric patient.
The Dresden Dolls can catch your eye as no other band can, with their face paint and striking black-and-white clothing. And they can back up their unusual look by being just as musically interesting, with a strange mix of piano and drums that somehow weave together seamlessly. The piano at the start sounds like a dusty music box, coming form the corners of a dark, neglected attic. But that illusion is shattered as the album progresses to songs where the piano is as percussive as the hard drums.
Amanda Palmer's neurotic whirl of ex-boyfriends, razors, wind-up boy toys (literally!), black jeeps and not-cured psychiatric patients set the tone of the album. "Sappy songs about sex and cheating/bland accounts of two lovers meeting/make me want to give mankind a beating," she snaps.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Amazing July 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Dresden Dolls capture everything you would ever want in a great CD. They've got excellent dynamics going from soft (almost too soft at times) to very loud and full of emotion. They have twisted subjects. But, beware that if you buy this CD you are getting one heck of a lot of swear words. If you don't want to hear the F word, stay away from this. If you're okay with the swearing, then it's one of the best CDs you'll ever own. Just be aware of the amount of swearing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something new and fresh, yet oh so gorgeous!... July 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
Amanda Palmer truly makes a statement with her beautifully written melodies concerning her story book past. The first track, "Good Day" can no greater define the way that an album should introduce you to a new sound of musical talent. The song could be considered "pop" if you really pushed the buttons, however the truth stands that the Dresden Dolls are far from entering the mainstream culture. Tracks like "Missed Me" and "672" gave me goosebumps for their intensely-stricken perfection. Amanda's melancholic, cabaret-style vocals are both amazing in her range of harmonies displayed in tracks like "Pefect Fit" and my personal favorite "Bad Habit" (such a cute little song about an infamousely mistaken fetish). I could go down the list and give a detailed explination of the beauty of each and every song, however it would be a waste of time to talk such nonsense and opinionated critiquing. Just know that I ONLY listen to the Dresden Dolls now that I own the album. Best thing I've heard in years. I have the priviledge of seeing them next month in Hollywood, so I'll get to see the gorgeous Amanda up close in storytelling mode. If you enjoy Goth Rock, Rasputina, you'll love this band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing , quality music.. July 3 2004
By nikkie
Format:Audio CD
Its all i ever wanted .So much passion goes into this . They would be worth seeing Live . This cd is purely an experience . I seem to enjoy all of the tracks , each with their own story and emotion . Amanda and Brian are very talented .I cant express such quality , its simpley amazing .
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