Take a look at this splendid review, posted on Crawdaddy.com, of the Dresden Doll's latest record, No Virgina which hit stores this Tuesday, May 20th.
"If you were to switch out frontwoman Amanda Palmer’s piano and replace it with an electric guitar doing virtually the same thing, a lot of the songs on the Dresden Dolls’ new album, a collection of B-sides and a handful of tracks they recorded earlier this year, would sound like whip-smart slices of punk fun, because deep inside Palmer’s Kander and Ebb façade beats a heart that’s equal parts sneer and smirk—the hallmark of every great punk rocker. That said, if you took away the piano, you’d loose the very core of what makes No, Virginia… a really fun and engaging album. Palmer pounds the ivories with a fearless abandon that effortlessly fills the empty corners of a sound that, while often minimalist, is never sparse or sonically lacking. Three-quarters of the way though the album, on their cover of the Psychedelic Furs’ “Pretty in Pink”, they introduce an organ sound, and it’s a pleasant realization that up until then the sonic palette has remained remarkably constant (other than some subtle background guitar fuzz on a track or two) without getting dull or repetitive."
Read the full review here.