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Dum Dum Girls-Too True
:: February 12, 2014 :: by Raevin Melendrez-Wood

Dum Dum Girls

 

RIYL: The Ravonettes, Best Coast

When I heard of the Dum Dum Girls I automatically thought angsty girl band, but I was disappointed when their first track started playing. I was hoping for a No Doubt, Fiona Apple and The Cranberries vibe. Maybe it was my fault for putting this band on such a high pedestal before even wafting in their sound.

Instead of bra-burning music that I could jump around my room feeling my girl power, I was met with breathy vocals and a mystical Gothic sound with light airy tones. When listening closely I could almost hear a slight similarity to the band Metric, but I did say almost. If you can't tell, this band was not my cup of tea. Their instrumentals were generic and made you feel you were in a bad 80’s Gothic music video. Not to mention that I couldn’t get past the lyrics that sounded like some chick whimpering about a guy that was “Too True to Be Good”.

Now, don’t let my opinion discourage you. If you are into more of a Gothic genre I highly recommend this band. My roommate couldn’t wait till I was done critiquing, so she could download the album. As for me giving the Dum Dum Girls a five star rating on my IPod? That would be a no.


 

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