Yet, even that couldn’t hold a candle to the awesome power of their sophomore effort Yes, Virginia…” In case you don’t believe me, behold the terribly destructive catchiness of “Backstabber.” Beware, it may fundamentally alter the course of your musical existence. If that tickles your fancy, perhaps also sample “My Alcoholic Friends“? But, don’t go reachin’ for that “repeat” button unless you first reach for your wallet to purchase the tracks for your very own.
I humbly submit that the Dresden Dolls seem to have finally found their way onto my critical radar.
Once you get past a certain strangeness inherent to parts of Amanda Palmer’s vocal delivery there’s really nothing not to like, especially if you appreciate good drumming, because Brian Viglione is spectacular. I know that this band of the polarizing hipster band ilk, but you have to give a touch of benefit of doubt to any act savvy enough to be regularly labeled “Brechtian punk cabaret.”