The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
This second Dum Dum Girls album, Only in Dreams, is a homerun. It’s exemplary of the girl rock genre. Lead singer/guitarist Dee Dee Penny created a more mature and authentic record, welcomed with open arms.
Previous Dum Dum Girls albums are more lo-fi with muddy vocals. Only in Dreams is a big step in the right direction. The production is superb. Unlike the past albums, Dee Dee’s vocals are getting the justice they deserve.
“Hold Your Hand” is different than the former three songs, and it’s still amazing. It’s a ballad that could break a heart made of crystal. The song sounds like a prom scene is an 80’s movie.“Wasted Away” is comparable, but stands out. It’s just Dee Dee being very… Dee Dee.
Overall, this album is great. It flows well. It shows a maturity that I Will Be didn’t quite have. It’s definitely worthy of rotation.
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