CD No, Virginia... [Digipak] * [016861792626] (CD 1166332),
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No, Virginia... [Digipak] * [016861792626]


  • 1. Dear Jenny
    2. Night Reconnaissance
    3. Mouse and the Model, The
    4. Ultima Esperanza
    5. Gardener, The
    6. Lonesome Organist Rapes Page-Turner
    7. Sorry Bunch
    8. Pretty In Pink
    9. Kill, The
    10. Sheep Song, The
    11. Boston
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1686-179262

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Boston glamorpusses The Dresden Dolls occupy a singular niche in modern music. Their spin on Brechtian punk cabaret manages to be at home either in a velvet-draped burlesque club or a seedy rock venue. The piano and drum duo's latest, NO, VIRGINIA, is a collection of b-sides and outtakes designed to slake the thirst of their rampant cult audience in the absence of a full-length album. Raucous piano-vamps like "Night Reconnaissance" swing like two a.m. in a crowded beer hall, but the album's real highlights come in smoky, sparkling ballads like "The Gardener" and torch song "The Kill" that allow Amanda Palmer to wrap her husky pipes lovingly around them. Much of this material may have been left off of their last album, YES, VIRGINIA, but there's no discernible drop-off in quality or passion.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.106) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t scores biggest with an obsessed fan's accordion-powered rendition of the Psychedelic Furs' 'Pretty in Pink.'"
    CMJ - "[T]hese songs still have plenty of personality and verve and will no doubt be embraced by their dedicated cult."
    Kerrang (Magazine) (p.55) - "[T]his clever collection of arch and mysterious oddities will do no harm to the duo's reputation."
    Q (Magazine) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "With just piano, drums and black lyrics, think Keane on Halloween..."
    Blender (Magazine) (p.71) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Fervent and fierce, with a half-earned world-weariness that can recall Johnny Rotten himself, the Dresden Dolls mean to make goth theatricality smart. Quite often, they do."
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