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Mar
11

Review: Dulli’s Dynamite Steps

Artist: Twilight Singers

Album: Dynamite Steps

Dynamite Steps was an anticipated record for fans of Greg Dulli (lead singer/band leader) for those hungry for something after Saturnalia, an album recorded with Mark Lanegan under The Gutter Twins moniker.  It’s fortuante, then, that those fans mostly will not be disappointed.  A lot of Dynamite Steps feels familiar; lyrically it recalls his previous band’s, The Afghan Whigs, Black Love album with its references to freedom, rebellion and murder.  Musically, things haven’t changed much for The Twilight Singers: lush, haunting  instrumentation still abounds in dark hues.  It all comes together well.

The problem, however, comes with that feeling of familiarity.  Nothing much has changed here.  The song writing is still tight, and there is some serious catchiness in these dark tunes, but it’s starting to feel a little stale.  Dynamite Steps is an easy album to recomend, an easy one to like, but at the end it feels a little tired.

3.5/5

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