She Loves You – Kerrang
by Alistair Lawrence
Charming covers album from former Afghan Whig.
When rumours of a writer’s block, heroin addiction, and various legal tussles swirl in the void caused by your absence, there’s no question that you’re a rock star. Greg Dulli’s influences have always been extended beyond rock n’ roll, though. Long time fans will adore this collection of re-interpretations, all of which are self-indulgent without ever becoming pretentious. It’s questionable whether newcomers will be as impressed, but his powerful cracking of macho emotion with Mylena (sic) Topley-Bird’s “Too Tough to Die” does a nice job of emphasising the essence of his legend.
Download: “Hard Time Killing Floor”
For Fans of: Mark Lanegan, Sonic Youth