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Powder Burns – NME

7/10 – Paul McNamee A post-hurricane Katrina album recorded in curfew-curtailed New Orleans could misfire. It could be a sappy, chest-beating piece of hookum. But then Greg Dulli, frontman of Ohio’s soul shouters Afghan Whigs, has never written hookum. His trade is messed-up relationships and late-night whispering. After three Twilight albums that never lived up to his previous might, he’s now hit paydirt. ‘I Wish I Was’ is a love song to the messed-up New Orleans. It’s the place where he’s searching among the abandoned…

Powder Burns – The Stranger

Return of the Dirty Gentleman The Stranger – HANNAH LEVIN While I’ve always enjoyed Greg Dulli’s post-Afghan Whigs work with the Twilight Singers, it seems like he’s been holding something back, either because of mourning the passing of his dear friend Ted Demme or simply because he was slowing down creatively. There’s been nothing wrong with quieter works like Blackberry Belle and Twilight, but I’ve sorely missed the aggression and overt sexuality of the Whigs earlier albums. I’m extremely happy to report that Dulli’s sound…

Powder Burns – Ice

Twilight Singers Shine Light on Crescent City with Powder Burns Ice Magazine New Orleans has always been rock n’ roll soul man Greg Dulli’s kind of town. Perhaps the metropolitan Louisiana melting pot exemplifies one of the songwriter’s central themes of finding redemption in the midst of decadence, a concept never more apparent than when the Twilight Singers frontman experienced the devastating effects wrought on his adopted home by Hurricane Katrina, an event that informed his music profoundly as he worked to finish his latest…

Powder Burns – Subba-Cultcha

Afghan Whigs Greg Dulli pulls out the dirge for an autobiographical pain-fest. By Ross Breadmore | Subba-Cultcha The fourth album from the Twilight Singers, Powder Burns sees former Afghan Whig Greg Dulli treating an addictive personality the best way musicians do, by putting words to his troughs and adding musical peaks. Running the spectrum of drug, sex and musical obsession, Dulli injects as much feeling as possible into every track, without ever sounding self-obsessed or congratulatory, if anything the overall impression is of an intelligent…

Powder Burns – Uncut

4 Stars – Adam Sweeting Afghan Whigs frontman remains on the wild side. Greg Dulli describes this new collection of material as “extremely autobiographical”, not least the gruelling drug-dealer saga of “Forty Dollars”, and there’s no escaping the nagging sense of search and struggle seething through these 12 tracks. The disc was party recorded amid the hurricane wreckage of New Orleans and the physical choas seems to have found a musical echo in the snarling steel-foundry rock of “My Time (Has Come)” or the disturbingly…

Powder Burns – Rocksound

7/10 – Trevor Baker June 2006 Edition When talking about Greg Dulli the word ‘soul’ gets thrown about much more often than it does with most rock singers. In The Afghan Whigs you always got the impression he’d have much preferred to be Marvin Gaye than spaz about howling and screaming. On this, his fourth album as The Twilight Singers, though, there’s a battle going on between his soul and the rock sides. At times it comes together as a perfect synthesis, as on “I’m…

Powder Burns – Q Magazine

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Powder Burns – Mojo

Soulful Grunge from former Afghan Whig – Matt Allen 3 Stars Greg Dulli’s an intense chap. For 18 years this curious grunge anomaly has acted as a self-loathing figurehead within US indie circles. Former band The Afghan Whigs started the ball rolling by imbuing punk catharsis with soul and classic rock rather than the sugar-sweet thrash of Nirvana. Now, his solo project The Twilight Singers (Powder Burns is their fourth album) burn with a similar spirit. Whirlpool guitars and Dulli’s meandering, sometimes off-kilter vocals, come…

Powder Burns – URB

Powder Burns – review from URB magazine 4.5 Stars – Steve Baltin Dulli Does it Again Former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg 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 and attitude, Powder Burns finds Dulli and mates come out street fighting on the strutting “I’m Ready.” Later, backed by Ani…

Powder Burns – Spirit.no

Spirit.no by Marius Asp Rating: 5/6 Anybody translate Norwegian? — sk ”I hope I see you out tonight, I hope we get it on”. Greg Dulli, den alternative soulrockens ukronede fitteprins, er fortsatt farlig. Etter et drøyt tiår som leder av strålende Afghan Whigs dannet han i 1999 Twilight Singers, som på de første to forsøkene rotet seg bort i ukledelige chill-arrangementer og en selvhøytidelighet som var uutholdelig selv til Dulli å være. I 2004 løsnet det imidlertid: Coveralbumet She Loves You, der skumringssangerne spilte…

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