Monday, March 19, 2012

Dum Dum Girls: Only in Dreams

"Only in Dreams is the second album by Dum Dum Girls, and was released September 26, 2011. ... Spin awarded the album a rating of 8/10, writing, 'Gundred's richer-than-you-expect voice is the key to these jagged little pillows, whether dryly noting that a guy's "Just a Creep," soaring on "Coming Down," or lacing her echoes with sorrow on "Hold Your Hand," a reflection on her mother's death.' In Lindsay Zoladz's 7.6 out of 10 review, Pitchfork Media lauded the album's melodic risks within the genre of garage rock revival, 'Only in Dreams isn't a perfect record, but a little while down the line it might end up looking like the beginning of something-- the first steps forward for the band, or perhaps a raising of the bar for this entire revival. I wouldn't put it past Dee Dee to be the leader of the pack.' The New York Times echoed this viewpoint in Jon Caramanica's positive review stating 'Only in Dreams ... seethes with a beautiful, raging confidence, louder and fuller than anything they’ve done before, and better than the onetime peers they’re leaving behind'" (Wikipedia).

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