Neumu’s Top 10 of 2003
Steve Gozdecki’s Favorite Recordings Of 2003
4. The Twilight Singers, Blackberry Belle (Birdman): It took nearly a decade for him to get back on track, but Greg Dulli has finally returned to the swaggering genius sound he perfected on the Afghan Whigs’ Gentleman. Even after all these years, he’s still got a dick for a brain, and that brain remains intent on selling his ass to you.
Jason Korenkiewicz’s Favorite Recordings Of 2003
8. The Twilight Singers, Blackberry Belle (Birdman): Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs returns to beg, scream and holler some modern-rock soul for the aging-geek rock masses. This time around he amps up his supporting cast to include Appollonia Kotero of Prince fame, Petra Haden and original bluesman/ former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan. The result is a sophisticated album that wrings out the soul and hangs some masterful urban folk balladry on the line to dry. This is the most potent Twilight Singers release to date and perhaps the pinnacle of Dulli’s 16-year recording career. A juxtaposition of brooding and triumphant, this is an album best listened to from the wrong side of sunrise.