This is not an album for the faint-hearted! The Dresden Dolls are not shy, and Amanda Palmer's twisted, often vitriolic lyrics can shock, but the duo's talent is undeniable. There is a wonderful synergy between Amanda's piano and Brian Vigglione's drums. They sound more confident on this album than on their self-titled debut (also excellent, mind you), a band at their creative peak!
The Dresden Dolls are not for everyone. As hinted, the songs' subject-matters are often very unusual, confessional and down-right creepy. If you like dark and strange stuff, have an adventurous musical ear, then get this album, along with the band's other wonderful work, and Miss Palmer's solo efforts. You won't regret it!