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I Will Be

Dum Dum Girls

I Will Be

Former frontwoman with post-punk act Grand Ole Party, Dee Dee, with her garage pop debut in her new guise

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  1. 8.0 |   Spin

    She cages contagious odes to husband-Crocodiles singer Brandon Welchez (as well as anxious ruminations on losing him) in metallic distortion
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  2. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Doowop melodies, nasty Link Wray-esque guitar and Dee Dee’s naïve yet brooding and dramatic songs all conspire to create one of the hippest party records of the year
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

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  4. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Dee Dee is a musical magpie, borrowing a harmony here, an effect there... any quibbles about originality or influence will be forgotten because ultimately this album is way too much fun
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Heavy on the reverb but light of heart, they're worthy contenders for the soundtrack of your summer
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  6. 8.0 |   The Fly

    This LA-based foursome may just be the best girl gang you’ll ever encounter
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  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    While unlikely to win many prizes for originality, I Will Be possesses likability in spades
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    A convincing retort from an unfairly maligned band
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  9. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Combining 60s girl pop and 70s garage pop with the lo-fi mist that, admittedly, shares common ground with bands like Wavves, Vivian Girls and No Age, Dum Dum Girls come up with a very relevant and heartwarming throwback
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Dum Dum Girls have come into their own with a rare debut effort on which everything comes together in a way where reach and grasp go hand-in-hand
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  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

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  12. 8.0 |   Prefix

    A lot more expansive than their debut
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  13. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    If one of these songs doesn’t make it into a Tarantino movie, Bowlegs will eat its leather bandana
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  14. 7.0 |   Blurt

    A great spring tonic to help shake off the last icy grip of a miserable winter
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  15. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Everything may be buried under layers of reverb and distortion but after some spit and polish their fluffy interior bristles for all to see
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  16. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Charmingly flawed album that could very well wrangle it’s way into your heart as your sepia-toned, sun-kissed, flighty summer romance
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  17. 6.0 |   State

    When The Dum Dum Girls sound like they’re not trying to be cool, such as on ‘Baby Don’t Go’, it’s clear that they can create 24-carat scruffy pop gems
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  18. 6.0 |   Clash

    An authentic, balanced sound, deliberately lo-fi and tinny yet listenable and intoxicating
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  19. 6.0 |   music OMH

    The summery feel and gloriously messy pop sensibility are at times great fun
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  20. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    If Dum Dums vs Vivians were the 21st century’s first bi-coastal rivalry, consider I Will Be the first battle’s winning salvo
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  21. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Dum Dum Girls have attitude, charm and the songs to boot, but whether they have enough to poke their heads through the canopy of a rapidly saturating market remains to be seen
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