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Powder Burns – Y-Rock

Y-Rock On XPN As neo-Brit-pop and then grunge gained momentum through the late 1980s and early 1990s, left behind in their wake were many acts that earned plenty of critical acclaim without attendant commercial success. Greg Dulli began The Twilight Singers as a New Orleans-based side project of one such band, Cincinnati’s Afghan Whigs (“Debonair,” “Gentlemen”). With the Whigs now five years dead Dulli’s new outfit really comes into their own on their fourth album, Powder Burns. Highlights include tales that may or may not…

Powder Burns – Lunapark6

Lunapark6 » Archive » Twilight Singers – Powder Burns Rating : 7.0 The Twilight Singers returns with a vengeance in the blistering album titled “Powder Burns.” Supposedly Greg Dulli’s come clean from his drug addictions and if the music is reflective of any of that, it definitely shows signs of a reborn Twilight Singers. No more half hearted attempts at dabbling in other musical genres, Powder Burns is focused clearly on a return to his rock roots, with the addition of an impressively produced wall…

Powder Burns – Columbus Alive

Columbus Alive Twilight Singers has always been kind of a misnomer. Since the days of the Afghan Whigs, Greg Dulli’s music has been better suited for after midnight, the perfect soundtrack for the culmination of intense flirtation or dirty deeds done dirt-cheap. On Powder Burns, out this week, Dulli continues to mine his formula with surprising success. As ever, the simple, powerful chord progressions begin in the gutter and shoot to the stars. Somewhere, they turn a corner from brooding to blistering, and by each…

Powder Burns – FFWDWeekly.com

FFWDWeekly.com – July 6, 2006 Greg Dulli does it again with a dozen pulsing, swirling and cascading confections topped with the sweet icing of his trademark sexy vocals. Why fix it if it’s not broken? Dulli and cohorts have created such a solid style and distinct ambience for the Twilight Singers with previous albums, their fourth full-length simply grabs the torch where they left off and sprints into the distance. This time, more straight-up rock and hip-gyrating rhythms wrap around lyrics meditating on failed relationships,…

Powder Burns – Alternative Press

ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE [4/5] Album No. 4 from Greg Dulli’s other band was almost literally born in the eye of a hurricane. The tapes had to be rescued from a New Orleans studio after Hurricane Katrina hit, and the former Afghan Whigs frontman continued recording in the shattered city. Only four songs were reportedly completed after the disaster–including “Bonnie Brae,” in which Dulli keens, “Situation dire/It’s not goin’ away”–but it’s impossible not to hear the entire disc in that same urgent, elegiac light. Abandoning his…

Powder Burns – SceneandHeard.ca

SceneandHeard.ca In the three years between Twilight Singers albums, frontman Greg Dulli (ex-Afghan Whigs) kicked a long-standing drug addiction and witnessed the destruction of his adopted hometown of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Not surprisingly, Powder Burns is the Singers’ most personal effort. While Dulli may have buried his tales of struggling with addiction beneath a wall of effects-laden guitars, horns and bombastic drums, the disc’s 12 tracks still manage to convey a sense of intimacy, never once overwhelm Dulli’s vocals. Although the album is…

Powder Burns – MusicEmissions.com

Alternative Music Reviews by MusicEmissions.com Recorded by generator in post-Katrina New Orleans, this latest effort by Greg Dulli and cast echoes both the edgy despair of the surroundings, and the sloppy rage of his former band, the Afghan Whigs. That’s ironic, given that Dulli here seems to be reaching for some kind of peace with his demons, addressing them in an attempt not to keep on chronicling them, but to put them aside and find healing. Dulli and redemption still seem an odd couple, but…

Powder Burns – El Paso Scene

Liner Notes As leader of Afghan Whigs, Greg Dulli’s output consisted of a new album about every three years. He now heads up the Twilight Singers, and he seems to have switched over to autopilot as the years mount. The band has released new material, be it a full-length album or an EP, almost yearly. That’s not to mention a solo album in between and work on the production side for some new faces in the music game. The best part of this abundance of…

Powder Burns – Freewebs.com

Volatile Apples -> New Music Revolution 4 out of 5 Twilight Singers, alt. rock legend Greg Dulli’s current outfit, dropped the amazing ‘Powder Burns’ on May 15, 2006 to a world ready for an Afghan Whigs revival. ‘Powder Burns’ is a record set up for fans of Dulli’s former faction Afghan Whigs all the way to those who have no clue about alternative rock before 2001. Featuring songs with heavy guitar riffs matched with heavy synth lines, it is easy to fall into love and…

Powder Burns – The New Mexican

Day is young for Twilight Singers By Steve Terrell | The New Mexican August 4, 2006 I liked the Afghan Whigs the first time I heard their song “Retarded” on the Sub Pop compilation The Grunge Years back in 1991. But a year later on their album Congregation, the Whigs covered “The Temple” from Jesus Christ Superstar (a guilty pleasure of mine for about 35 years now). That’s when I realized I was going to be a fan of this band and its singer, Greg…

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