Powder Burns – Floridian

Listen to this Why we care: We’re fascinated by the sleazy side of celebrity, especially the high-heeled, low-gutter debauchery of the young and the reckless. And no one better captures the sweet-sour vibe of excess and addiction than chain-smoking Twilighter Greg Dulli, who splits his time between this side project and alt-rock band the Afghan Whigs. Why we like it: Dulli has always been torn between punk anger and pop smarts, end-credit grandiosity and hungover quiet. With the Twilight Singers, he indulges all his musical…

Powder Burns in Q’s ‘Best of 06′

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Powder Burns – Chartattack.com

Chart Attack After taking a few years off to play sideman to Mark Lanegan and kick an almost decade-long drug addiction, ex-Afghan Whigs brainchild Greg Dulli is back with a third release under his Twilight Singers moniker. Powder Burns is a reflection of Dulli’s recovery process. The drug-addled “Forty Dollars,” with its acid-tongued play on The Beatles, and “Candy Cane Crawl” reflect on his early experiences with getting clean. The concept could easily deteriorate into self-indulgent wankery, but Dulli really has pulled together a pretty…

Powder Burns – Albuquerque Tribune

Albuquerque Tribune The Twilight Singers is former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli’s latest project, and this is his fourth album under the moniker. Dulli explores the dark underbelly of love on such tunes as “Bonnie Brae,” where falling in love is all about the rapture, the situation, that moment of emotion, but this being Dulli you know it never ends well. “Forty Dollars” is a dystopian take on the Beatles – where “Love is for sale” and “All you need is love” and “She loves…

Powder Burns – Contactmusic.com

contactmusic.com Recorded in New Orleans a few months after Hurricane Katrina, generators standing by to supply electricity, and in Milan, Powder Burns is former Afghan Whigs lead man Greg Dulli’s finest work in a decade. The Twilight Singers’ fourth album (if you include the insipid covers album), it updates their 80s rock sound (think Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Doves, mixed with some Stone Roses funk), ably supported by guests such as Ani DiFranco, and Joseph Arthur, but the focus rarely strays from Dulli’s…

Powder Burns – Ozonline.com

Ozonline.com 3 Stars I own two albums from this American act and they’re both poles apart from each other, ‘Powder Burns’ is no different. Lead by enigmatic frontman and creator of the Twilight Singers, Greg Dulli (formerly of Afghan Whigs), his approach to music is a unique one. Never rehashing or drawing on inspiration from past releases, Dulli prefers to not only challenge himself but his listeners as well. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Written during a period of straightening up, after several drug-fuelled…

Powder Burns – URB Online

URB :: CD Reviews 4.5/5 Stars Psst, I’ve got a secret for you. Greg Dulli freaking rocks! Dulli might not be a household name, but those who are in on the secret will swear by his genius. Powder Burns, Dulli’s third album of original studio material with his new band, shows why once again. An irresistible mix of soul, rock, attitude, and killer anthem-esque, Powder Burns finds Dulli and mates come out street fighting on the strutting “I’m Ready.” Later, backed by Ani DiFranco, the…

Powder Burns – Popboks.com

American alternative Country crooner Gene Clark wrote the following lyrics more than 30 years ago: “ We all need a fix at a time like this / But doesn’t it feel good to stay alive”. These days GD celebrates this simple fact – staying alive, offering an album that should not be missed, as a confirmation of his doubtless talent. After their breakup in 2001, very few AW diehards were optimistic about Dulli’s new musical adventure TS. Serious turn to soul and black music in…

Powder Burns – Lake Tahoe Mountain News

Lake Tahoe Mountain News July 2006 | Mountain News Music Review July 2006 TMN Rating: 9/11 There’s a reason why Greg Dulli, leader of the late, lamented Afghan Whigs, was seen as one of the leading lights of the alt-rock renaissance of the 1990s. The band stood out among the grunge crowd with its urgent mix of funk, punk and soul-searching, hard-boiled lyrics. The fourth album by Dulli’s current project, The Twilight Singers, is a fitting reminder. While previous outings have shown hints of promise,…

Powder Burns – Phase9

Twilight Singers – Powder Burns – music review Album Review by Mark Bayross POWDER BURNS sees The Twilight Singers fulfil the potential they have always promised as Greg Dulli, wounded and incensed by the tragedy that befell his adopted hometown of New Orleans last year, has mustered all his heart and soul into an album of astonishing power and beauty. Opening with the furious I’M READY, this is a different Twilight Singers from the mainly melancholic BLACKBERRY BELLE – this is angry, impassioned and vital….

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