Dream away life

I wanna lay Dum Dum Girls down in a bed of roses, or dasies, or whatever
I gave Dum Dum GirlsI Will Be a middling review when I wrote about it for BeatRoute a couple of months ago (the article appears to be no longer online). I’d like to make at least a partial retraction of what I said. At the time, I only had a stream of the album and I got a little bogged down in the details—namely the repetitive accompaniment, as several of the songs appear to use the exact same drum loops.

Once the album came out officially and I had a chance to listen to it on my iPod, my opinion of it changed. Because this isn’t a record that’s meant to be listened to while sitting in front of a computer; it’s a rock ‘n’ roll album and it sounds best when I’m out walking around the city or riding the bus.

Click below to download the pre-I Will Be tune “D.A.L.”, which is a ghostly waltz that’s completely unlike the punkish girl group pop of the LP. Also head over to Sub Pop to download the album track “Bhang, Bhang, I’m a Burnout” and the Record Store Day single “Pay for Me” in exchange for an e-mail address.

MP3: “D.A.L.”
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  1. Posted May 14, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    hey- big ups for changing your mind and being open about it, but really, are any albums meant to be listened to on a computer desk top? That just sounds like lazy criticism to me.

  2. Alex
    Posted May 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure what you mean by “criticism” — if you’re referring my commentary that the album didn’t sound great when I was sitting in front of my computer (which wasn’t really a criticism, but an observation based on the fact that an online stream was all I had) or my own work as a critic (once again, I only had the stream to work with and my observations were undeniably coloured by that). Thanks for the comment.

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