Nathan (vovat) wrote,

  • Music:

Who needs love when there's Southern Comfort?

On Tuesday, I picked up the new solo album by Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. So what's the difference between this and a Dresden Dolls album? Well, for one thing, she's not wearing stripey tights in the album art. Also, there are some extra instrumental parts on some of the songs, including strings and horns. And while I'm not usually much good at recognizing instrumental parts, there are some piano bits that definitely sound like Ben Folds, who also co-produced the album. Otherwise, it's pretty similar, although more on the darker side of their stuff than their jokier songs. My favorite track is probably "Runs in the Family." The weirdest is a cover of "What's the Use of Wond'rin'?" from Carousel, which doesn't even have Amanda singing, and is most likely meant to be taken ironically.

I bought a ticket to see Amanda live at the TLA at the end of November, so that should be cool. I'm also considering seeing Nellie McKay, but I haven't decided yet for sure. She's apparently playing at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan in early December, although there's no mention of this show on Pollstar.
Tags: albums

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