The Dresden Dolls, 'No, Virginia' (Roadrunner)

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No, Virginia
Critical Mass
Label: Roadrunner

by Shannon Zimmerman

The Dresden Dolls' drama-club chic is undeniably cute (see YouTube for details), but as 2006's Yes, Virginia attests, the duo are hardly Rocky Horror retreads: Brainiac witty and musically astute, frontwoman Amanda Palmer skates lightly across antecedents as far-flung as Bertolt Brecht, Queen, and The Exorcist soundtrack. No, Virginia compiles a clutch of new tunes, old demos, B-sides, and cast-offs from the previous album, but it scores biggest with an obsessed fan's accordion-powered rendition of the Psychedelic Furs' "Pretty in Pink." Of the newer cache, "The Sheep Song" stands out, a fright flick for piano and percussion that Palmer sings like a banshee. Talk about Method acting.

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