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Powder Burns – Austin 360

Austin360.com 4 Stars It’s fitting that lead Twilight Singer Greg Dulli and President Clinton came to national prominence around the same time in 1993, Dulli with his old band the Afghan Whigs, Clinton with his old band the Democratic Party. Both men are pudgy, yet magnetically charismatic. Both men seem to be compulsive womanizers, most likely related to insecurity about said weight, a fondness for the game of seduction and complicated feelings about women. Both men are brilliant, wildly successful (artistically and electorally) in their…

Powder Burns – The Brownsville Herald

The Brownsville Herald – Online Edition Greg Dulli wrote and sang scorching soul-influenced rock songs about love’s dark side as the frontman for the 90’s alternative rock band the Afghan Whigs. Dulli’s fourth album under the Twilight Singers name, a vanity project he created before the Whigs disbanded in 1998, is his most vivid and melodic work in years. On “Powder Burns,” Dulli uses his smoke-damaged lounge singer pipes and electric guitars, piano and strings to craft moody, intimate love songs for wounded and hardened…

Powder Burns – Outline

Outline Rating: 10/10 Painfully honest lyrics, amidst swirling guitars and string-driven orchestration can only mean one thing. Former Afghan Whigs front-man Greg Dulli is back with his forth full offering from new band the Twilight Singers. Recorded between New Orleans, Brooklyn, Milan and L.A., this may well be his most honest and focused album to date. From the moment the first track kicks in you feel you like you’ve been included in one of the best secrets of the year. Dulli has pulled an eclectic…

Powder Burns – Reno Gazette

RGJ.com Four stars (out of four) On “Powder Burns,” Greg Dulli’s The Twilight Singers present an accessible, cohesive classic while exploring Dulli’s struggle with demons of addiction. Dulli’s mastery of his voice has reached new heights, from the smooth, then pained vocals on “There’s Been Accident” to the emotionless, filtered disillusionment of “Forty Dollars,” which, according to thetwilightsingers.com, Dulli wrote in a such a drug haze that he doesn’t even remember writing the song, with its hard, bitter truth that sometimes “love don’t mean a…

Powder Burns – OC Register

Article: Entertainment – Twilight Singers reach gale force Twilight Singers, “Powder Burns” (One Little Indian) – All the sonic ennui that former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli has brought to this project of intense atmosphere but heretofore little substance has been shed, along with his drug addiction. Recording in New Orleans mere weeks after the devastation of Katrina, Dulli roars back to life with his own hurricane force, sneering like primo Graham Parker while concocting swelling swirls of propulsive urgency that best anything he’s released…

Powder Burns – Drowned in Sound

Drowned in Sound Rating: 9/10 Nick Cowen Redemption has to be hard-won if it’s to mean anything at all, and whether he knows it or not, Greg Dulli has been proponent of this credo for pretty much all of his career. Back when Dulli was fronting the Afghan Whigs, he was probably the only advocate for action in an alt-rock mainstream which promoted wallowing in misery as an end in itself. While many of his contemporaries whined or raged impotently, Dulli stared hard into the…

Powder Burns, All of This and More – Harp

The Twilight Singers, Powder Burns The Afghan Whigs were one of the 1990s’ most improbable successes—pregrunge, postpunk rock band with a soul subtext and the cojones to play it straight. After the Whigs’ official dissolution in 2001, frontman Greg Dulli remained visible, fronting the Twilight Singers and working on various music, film and production projects. Bassist John Curley produced regional groups at his Cincinnati studio and the remaining Whigs kept low profiles. Dulli’s work with the Twilight Singers has been fascinating and diverse, and with…

Powder Burns – Floatation Suite

Floatation Suite by Vicky Hall I don’t know where to start with this one I can honestly say that I am speechless, which if you know me is quite a big thing. I picked up this album thinking of soft ballads and nice friendly songs, but what do I get, a man screaming at me. Ex-Afghan Whigs front man Greg Dulli heads this new extremely intense band, but with similar stylings of his younger Afghan Whig days. Still as intense and loud as ever Powder…

Powder Burns – Cokemachineglow

Cokemachineglow.com : Twilight Singers: Powder Burns Rating: 79% The big narratives, all of our favorites, have a “good guy.” This is the side that you’re supposed to root for. Even if you like the bad guy better, which you probably do since he is a flawed and more thoroughly developed character, you do so knowing that he stands in opposition to the daring, classic hero. This is one of the things we love about bad guys: they’re the sinister other half of the characters that…

Powder Burns – Maxim Online

The Twilight Singers, reviewed on Maxim Online Rating: 4 Stars Reviewed by: David Peisner You gotta love the Twilight Singers’ Greg Dulli. By any commercial measure, his career has been in a nosedive since his mid-’90s heyday of fronting the Afghan Whigs, but in what can only be described as a welcome delusion, Dulli still pretends he’s the rock star he never was. Instead of downscaling his albums, he’s made them bigger and grander. Powder Burns is his boldest yet: A swaggering swank-rock opera filled…

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