Powder Burns – Outline

Outline
Rating: 10/10

Painfully honest lyrics, amidst swirling guitars and string-driven orchestration can only mean one thing. Former Afghan Whigs front-man Greg Dulli is back with his forth full offering from new band the Twilight Singers. Recorded between New Orleans, Brooklyn, Milan and L.A., this may well be his most honest and focused album to date. From the moment the first track kicks in you feel you like you’ve been included in one of the best secrets of the year. Dulli has pulled an eclectic mix of musicians together for this including former Whigs bassist John Curley, Ani DiFranco and Joseph Arthur to name but a few. It may well take a few listens but after that you’ll be hooked for sure. Dulli has spent 18 years perfecting his music and now with ‘Powder Burns’ I wonder how long it will take him to top this. From start to finish this album flows like the rivers of Babylon, but each track has its own individual personality, which tells intimately of Dulli’s evolution and conflict between lover and liar. With every new album Greg Dulli continues to improve and cement himself to legendary status. Powder Burns is the final confirmation that he has made it. For the doubters, then check out the tracks ‘Forty Dollars’ or ‘Candy Cane Crawl’. Do you need any more proof?
Marky B

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