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Old 04-18-2006, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The new CD from the Dresden Dolls came out today. I have mixed feelings about the CD. I liked a few of the tracks more live....while a few others sounded better coming from the recording studio. A few that I really liked live were "Sex Changes" and "Shores of California" both had such energy live that they couldnt catch performing in front of a mic. I liked "Backstabber" more recorded though, just sounded a whole lot better.

The CD as a whole I was a little disappointed with. The first CD was so raw, and it really felt like they were being real with it, and with the emotion. This CD-mind you, its roadrunner records-sounded very refined. Lacked the emotion and the sound that you would get from them live. Also, too many of the tracks were on the slower side. I mean, this CD has no "Girl Anachronism," it just sounds watered down. Compared to their self-titled CD, its overshadowed by far. But on it's own, it's enjoyable. Thoughts?

By the way, if you havent seen this duo live, they're direct support for Panic! At the Disco coming up in the next few months. I highly suggest you should go, guarenteed good live show. And I enjoy listening to Panic! At the Disco, they're like a more articulate Fallout Boy, so this concert's going to be great!
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The CD as a whole I was a little disappointed with. The first CD was so raw, and it really felt like they were being real with it, and with the emotion.
I've never been ok with this "realness" ****. Whats real about coin-opertaed boys exactly? What emotion went into that? I mean she didn't actually **** dolls.

Secondly I want to say, that first single "Sing" sucked real bad. That could not have taen more than 10 minutes to write. I was greatly displeased with that track, its put me off from the rest.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've never been ok with this "realness" ****. Whats real about coin-opertaed boys exactly? What emotion went into that? I mean she didn't actually **** dolls.

Secondly I want to say, that first single "Sing" sucked real bad. That could not have taen more than 10 minutes to write. I was greatly displeased with that track, its put me off from the rest.
Well, by real I mean, it really came from the heart, like there are reasons she wrote them. Coin-operated Boy was a kind of exception, but there were still reasons behind it. Amanda says in interviews that she likes writing songs that people can have fun with and enjoy, and she can enjoy playing/singing. That is also the reason behind "Sex Changes" on the new CD. She doesnt really want to be a man, nor do I believe she has any friends that went under the knife, but its just a fun song. And Sing isnt one of my favorites. The new CD was written and recorded in between shows during a year of straight touring, so it's just rushed and mediocre.
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Yeah but the fact that you condone "fun" songs (which I think bands should have) means that your bar for realness is subjective and you can apply it when you want to what you want.

If anyone remembers BezerkGorilla or whatever (who wrote the worst song ever in the SW forum), he had this conversation with me outside the boards about eminem. he said "Ya know, em keeps it real, sure he has some joke songs now and again, but hes usually real"

My point with him was that all great artists are story tellers, but here im saying your position is either all for or against with the "real" argument, which is why I hate it because songs ought to be judged on a moot point basis.

Give me a track to check out, what you'd consider the strongest track on the album and I'll give it a shot.
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ok I checked out some of the samples of the rest of the tracks here, I think im going to buy the album, its certainly worth it in my opinion.
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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oops, I didnt even see that last post. Sorry. On their own, they are both really nice CDs, but the second isnt comparable to the first. They just lost something....I dont even know anymore.....just something.
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I finally checked them out and I don't really like them. Allmusic made them sound interesting but I didn't really see the originality they were talking about.
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Wow, which song(s) did you listen to? They are incredibly original in their sound.
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I got about half-way through the first album. Just because they play a piano doesn't really do much for me.
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i find them interesting but i dont think id spend money on them.
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