Yes, Virginia... Gotta hand it to 'em: The Dresden Dolls do a pretty credible job of blurring the ideological and stylistic lines between rock and cabaret. Abetted… Yes, Virginia... Gotta hand it to 'em: The Dresden Dolls do a pretty credible job of blurring the ideological and stylistic lines between rock and cabaret. Abetted… 2006-04-18 The Dresden Dolls Rock
Music Review

Yes, Virginia... (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 18, 2006; Lead Performance: The Dresden Dolls; Genre: Rock

Gotta hand it to 'em: The Dresden Dolls do a pretty credible job of blurring the ideological and stylistic lines between rock and cabaret. Abetted by drummer Brian Viglione, keyboardist, singer, and principal songwriter Amanda Palmer bangs out witty, thoughtful songs on addiction (''My Alcoholic Friends''), sexual identity (''Sex Changes''), and plain old sex (''First Orgasm''). At its best, Yes, Virginia... recalls David Bowie's forays into similar territory (see Hunky Dory). Warning: Consume this in small doses; the Tinkertoy classicism and Palmer's aren't-I-clever? archness grow a tad grating.

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints
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