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"BEST BAND IN BOSTON" - Boston Magazine "Best of Boston"
"BOSTON'S HOTTEST ACT" - Improper Bostonian, June 2003
"BOSTON'S MOST ORIGINAL ACT IN AGES" - Rollingstone.com
"They're ahead of their time, they don't sound like anyone
else, and they're going to achieve greatness." - Oedipus
(Vice President of Alternative Music, INFINITY BROADCASTING
NETWORK), in THE BOSTON GLOBE, 9/26/03
"This is the first time I'm writing a review knowing that
the act will be huge." - M. Idov, in PITCHFORK MEDIA,
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Genius! | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Girl Anachronism performed by The Dresden Dolls
Actually, she refers to "anachronism" because its apparently a bit of a joke at herself, how her mother had some weird issue about numbers, odd ones i think it was, and amandas birth was set to be on a date which didnt sit well with her mom, so her mom insisted amanda be born a day early by caesarian and thusly its always been a sort of joke that amanda is a bit out of place a bit in the wrong time.
The rest is also a kind of a joke of how doctors make everyone take pills for "not being normal" and being wrongly medicated
so sad and we know she's on a downward spiral | Reviewer: aaron------ About the song Delilah performed by The Dresden Dolls
this is what makes music majic. So heart wrenching and REAL and beautifully pouring with golden emotion. We know Delilha has no self esteem and is an easy target for nasty bastards. :(
Love AFP | Reviewer: Katie------ About the song First Orgasm performed by The Dresden Dolls
The song probably about someone who just went through a breakup, possibly the day before and they're experiencing their first sexual moments without the other person; it's different and difficult and very emotional. And even though she can satisfy herself, she longs to have someone to hold her even more.
Love to Dresden Dolls | Reviewer: breakherlegs------ About the song Bad Habit performed by The Dresden Dolls
Well, interesting. About biting skin around nails, huh? I never would have even guessed people had that sort of a destructive habit. Very interesting.
Regardless, when I first heard it, I thought 'Well, finally, someone has finally written a decent song about cutting".
And it will always appear that way to me.
I mean, the lines:
"Happiness is just a gash away
When i open a familiar scar
Pain goes shooting like a star
Comfort hasn't failed to follow so far..."
Really? The people who were getting upset with people for thinking it was about cutting, can you blame them with a line like that? Besides, Amanda stated that whilst HER habit is skin-biting, she knows people who cut and allowed the lyrics to relate to cutters.
Most real artists don't mind how you interpret their art, and I believe Amanda to be an artist.
Everyone self harms, by the way. Some methods are just more blatant then others. Just because I split my skin with a razor, does that make this habit worse then someone who destroys their liver/mind with alcohol?
I love this song. <3
Powerful and Intriguing | Reviewer: The White Duke------ About the song Shores Of California performed by The Dresden Dolls
This song really captures something of modern society. It's examination of sexualization of culture and gender stereotypes is really unique, taking shocking images that still smack of the truth to show us the depth of he depravity. In a modern world there's no courtship or affection, just typecast guys wanting to do stereotypical things with typecast girls. It's really very powerful.
Cold War? | Reviewer: Evelyna------ About the song Truce performed by The Dresden Dolls
I don't know whether this is just me, but does anyone see a distinct connection between some of the lyrics in this song to the termoil, fear, suspicion and general strife of the Cold War? For example "We can split Germany right down the middle" directly references the devision of Germany after World War II. To me, the song could also be talking about the breakup between the U.S.S.R and the U.S.A. It was after WWII that the two nations came out as the dominant superpowers, and, for all intents and purposes, divided the majority of the world in their fear driven ideological conflict. The Warsaw Pact and NATO were born as other countries chose sides, and the entire situation spiralled out of control to the point where we were only a hair away from the destruction of the world. That said, I can definitely see the themes of both 9/11 and a bad breakup too. The lovely thing about the Dresden Dolls is that they never write a song with only one meaning.
lyric correction? | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Boston performed by The Dresden Dolls
I don't think "In Eden where you almost pulled your pants down" sounds right but I can't for the life of me make out what she's saying.... However I suspect it's making some reference to a specific place in Boston since the other two choruses do just that in the line after "Right now we're here in Boston."
And please capitalize Downtown Crossing and South End-- those are the proper names of places! =)
Minor corrections for the sheep song... | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song The Sheep Song performed by The Dresden Dolls
In my version of the song, which is off the No, Virginia CD, she says
"but i see, a sheep who will not leave" as supposed to 'but i see a sheep that will not leave'
and I'm almost positive she says "Counting by numbers is kinder" not 'cutting'
Counting, in this instance makes more sense, especially because she's talking about animals that are going to be killed.
Not about biting fingernails, Additionally, chill people! | Reviewer: Salaiii------ About the song Bad Habit performed by The Dresden Dolls
It's probably already been said, and I hope not to fuel any more belligerence, but this song has been explained, by Amanda, that it is about her habit of biting the skin around her fingernails. It's true that the song is about that, but music can be interpreted many ways, so if you can relate it to a bad habit that you have, that's AWESOME. It's exactly why the Dresdan Dolls make music--to relate to their listeners.
And I find it rather arrogant that some of the listeners can judge others based on their age and actions. You don't have to be an adult to have depression or sadness, and there is definitely no age criteria for bad habits. Everyone has their issues, and the best thing we can do is realize them and help them through it.
So yes, again, for people who don't want to read the whole thing. Be nice to others, and this song is originally about biting the skin around the fingernails (thus becoming painful when the skin is removed), however it is meant to be interpreted by the listener in their own way.
My... take(s) on it. | Reviewer: Sara------ About the song Half Jack performed by The Dresden Dolls
The way I first heard it was that Jack was just, well, the character (whether it's Amanda herself or not) seeing their father in them too much. I have a very bad relationship with my dad and I actually absolutely hate him and I hate that I can see myself becoming him, and the traits he's passed on to me and all that. At first that's what I heard.
Then I read some of your other theories, internet, and I can see all of them. The one about being hermaphrodite, the one about rape, the father-daughter relationships, all that. There's another too, that I'm thinking.
To be specific the character or POV may be a bigendered or genderqueer person. Half Jack, half... feminine, I guess. Then again, there's also the possibility that this is about someone who has some kind of dissociative personality disorder (multiple personalities) or schizophrenia or the like.
It's very ambiguous, like the character his-or-her-or-it-self.
As someone else has put it, all interpretations are possible. I really... I love the song. It means all and none of these things at the same time, you know? Even without the overanalyzation it's amazing.
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