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Band of Skulls

Baby Darling Doll Face Honey

Shangri-La

Aug 10, 2009 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share


Following in the footsteps of both The Kills and The White Stripes, Band of Skulls' debut sounds like a slicker, poppier version of The Dead Weather. This Southampton, U.K. trio is clearly talented and, with time and by taking a few more risks in terms of song structure and production, could develop into a successful project. Most of the songs on Baby Darling Doll Face Honey have forgettable lyrics, bland, fuzz-wah guitar noodling, and an overwhelming sense of melodrama. "I Know What I Am" has already been an iTunes Single of the Week and hopefully through increased attention and touring, this group will adopt a more adventurous approach. (www.bandofskulls.com)

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What were you listening to
June 17th 2011
1:38am

I don’t really know what you were listening to. If this band were anything you were describing, why would ‘Light of the Morning’ be used in a Ford Mustang commercial announcing a redesign of the model. Also, it’s rather contradictory to describe a band essentially as generic and bland, but then talk of “an overwhelming sense of melodrama,” or an overwhelming anything for that matter. You gave only a few sentences on why the album was not exceptional, yet you gave it an exceptionally bad score. If its only problem was that it didn’t stand out, why doesn’t the score reflect its averageness. Be consistent, one way or the other.