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Powder Burns – Plan 9 Music

Plan 9 Music: Album: Twilight Singers – Powder Burns Greg Dulli remains one of the most interesting and unpredictable figures loitering at the razor’s edge of pop culture. In his manifestations as leader/frontman of acclaimed groups The Twilight Singers and, previously, the Afghan Whigs, he’s proven to be one of popular music’s most enduring iconoclasts. Justifiably controversial, provocative, literary and utterly compelling as a performer as well as a songwriter (and vice versa), Dulli has never shied away from putting his demons on display. And…

Powder Burns – PunkUnited

Twilight Singers: Powder Burns Rating: 10/10 Greg Dulli, a name that may not mean much to people who’s musical preferences exist only within the realm of punk. But, for those of us who like good rock music, the man is in many ways a musical god. As the frontman of the Afghan Whigs he helped produce some of the finest post punk/rock of the 90’s. He would later start a side project called The Twilight Singers that has in many ways, in my eyes at…

Powder Burns – Decapolis

DECAPOLIS : The Twilight Singers – Powder Burns Rating: 3/4 Some albums can be loved instantly. Others have no hope of redemption from the first. Then there are releases like “Powder Burns,” which are confusing from the beginning but get better with each listen. In my ignorance I expected something along the lines of The New Pornographers. So upon listening to the album and not finding poppy indie rock, my initial reaction was one of distaste. Kind of like when you pick up a chocolate…

Powder Burns – Prefixmag

Twilight Singers . Powder Burns [prefixmag review] Opening a record with the lyric “The sun don’t shine ’round here no more” provides no shock to longtime fans of Greg Dulli. Though the Afghan Whigs were pegged as one of the more comical rock bands of the 1980s and ’90s, the direction Dulli’s taken the Twilight Singers is for the more pensive audience. Lyrically and musically, 2003’s Blackberry Belle was a venture into the darker landscapes of unrequited love, rock tinged with a black heart in…

Powder Burns – AvoidPeril.com

AvoidPeril.com Way back before the turn of the century, when I was barely out of high school, I had this friend we’ll refer to as “Todd.” Todd was a good 8 years older than me, which means that while I was still riding my Huffy and listening to Poison, Todd was hip to The Replacements and Husker Du. Every time I ran into Todd he would inevitably yammer on at length about Bob Mould. He’d heap mountains of praise upon Mould and proclaim his latest…

Powder Burns – Amplifier Magazine

Amplifier Magazine So maybe Greg Dulli’s story won’t have the tragic ending I personally resigned to believing it would. No, he has seen the light at the end of the tunnel and not the blinding light finale from the sky above. His eleventh LP of songs (and third Twilight Singers’ offering) written almost literally in his own sweat, blood and semen is a testament to the former Afghan Whig leader’s choice to continue breathing, living, and writing. With Powder Burns Dulli digs back into his…

Powder Burns – Washington Post

Washingtonpost.com PARTIALLY RECORDED in a post-Katrina New Orleans, the Twilight Singers’ “Powder Burns” reacts to a catastrophe that singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Dulli almost seems to welcome. Not that the musician, who came to prominence in the 1990s with Cincinnati’s Afghan Whigs, wanted to see his adopted city under water. But the album’s roaring yet intricate orch-rock does summon some kind of tempest, as if it takes high winds (and blustery string arrangements) to clear Dulli’s head. Although songs such as “I Wish I…

Powder Burns – !earshot

!earshot It’s difficult to summarize Power Burns, the fourth album from Greg Dulli’s post-Afghan Whigs group, the Twilight Singers. It seems, more often than not, that the album simply shouldn’t work. The production seems too momentous for the material; the sound edges the music into sonic territory that befits goth or hard rock more than the vaguely soulful alt rock that the Singers create. Yet by the end of the record everything seems to make more sense, as if acclimatization simply takes a little longer….

Powder Burns – BonitaNews.com

Sound Salvation: BonitaNews.com Greg Dulli’s fine line By Jon Foerster Greg Dulli is something of a rock ‘n’ roll alchemist. One part spit and swagger, two parts wall of guitars and one part soul is the recipe he’s blended together countless times, first with the Afghan Whigs on songs such as “Debonair” and, for the past decade with the Twilight Singers. Like perhaps only the Rolling Stones before him, he manages to fine the right tension between these elements. Except he hasn’t strayed in to…

Powder Burns – Las Vegas City Life

Las Vegas City Life Word on the street is that ex-Afghan Whigs mastermind Greg Dulli sobered up prior to recording his latest Twilight Singers album, Powder Burns. There are also reports he wrote a great deal of the material in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans with nothing more than a guitar and some flimsy candles. Whatever the process, the Singers sound refreshed three years after releasing 2003’s Blackberry Belle. Dulli’s patented songwriting formula — smoky verse, soaring chorus — remains intact, but it’s been infused with a…

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