Powder Burns – Interview Magazine

—Matt Diehl

Greg Dulli seems to be taking John Lennon’s role of artist as ultimate confessor to heart. The darkly charismatic mastermind behind the Twilight Singers (and founder of grunge-era cult heroes Afghan Whigs) remains one of our nation’s greatest unsung songwriters. On Powder Burns, the group’s fourth album, this auteur of angst creates a gripping song cycle of seduction, addiction, and redemption. Accordingly, this is big-canvas music—epic psychedelic rock, honed with the hard-earned passion of soul and electronica’s cool fire. Defiantly honest and brutal, especially when it comes to himself, Dulli has made one of the most affecting rock albums of the year.

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