The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia (2006)

Produced by Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, The Pixies, Hole) and recorded over several weeks at Allaire Studios (a converted turn-of-the-century mansion in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York), Yes, Virginia is a rich tapestry that showcases the band's road-sharpened musical chemistry and digs deep into recesses of the human heart usually considered taboo. Songs like "Sex Changes" and "Dirty Business" blast listeners with earsplitting Marshall Stack Power and explore the pathology of identity crisis. Torch cousins "First Orgasm" and "Me & The Minibar" finds Palmer back alone at her piano, delicately unfolding her pained confessions. Viglione solidifies his place in the Drummer Pantheon as he delivers mind-boggling fills and flourishes on fast-and-furious tunes "Modern Moonlight" and "Necessary Evil." On "Mrs. O," a slightly cryptic mid-tempo ballad about the re-writing of history, Palmer takes on the dangerous character of a holocaust-denying old woman with the words "There's No Hitler and No Holocaust/No Winter and No Santa Claus/And Yes, Virginia, All Because/The Truth Won't Save You Now..." This line, and the title of the record itself, is a reference to the now-famous 1897 New York Sun letter to the editor in which 8-year old Virginia O'Hanlon questions the existence of Santa Claus. Palmer's ambiguous reaches at answering life's impossible questions รข�� whether about identity, loneliness or technology - may echo dark, but underneath lies a timid optimism and a childlike wonder.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for these songs. I have been looking for leaks of the album everyplace. Now I can enjoy them before many other people. And for free!

bulut on 5:19 am said...

bulut on 5:20 am said...

01 - sex changes
02 - backstabber
03 - modern moonlight
04 - my alcoholic friends
05 - delilah
07 - first orgasm
08 - mrs.o
09 - shores of california
10 - necessary evil
11 - mandy goes to med school
12 - me & the minibar

bulut on 5:21 am said...

pass= smitty

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