Music Review ~ Doll Skin’s In Your Face

Doll Skin website – Buy now!!! DO IT!

Based out of Arizona, Doll Skin is an all-girl band that will rock your world. The moment I put the CD in my computer, I knew that these girls were amazing. With an 80s rock band feel mixed with modern punk, this is the music I love and could listen to hours (although my husband hates it when I do that). I can see these girls going far and I can’t wait for music to come! I hope they make it to Seattle or play while I am in Arizona because this is definitely a band I want to see live.

There are 6 songs on this first album and, just as Ghost of the Robot, I loved them all (again, it’s rare I swear).

  1. Family of Strangers – A nice intro for sure! I love this song and it is definitely my favorite on the album. Any song that has girls rocking this hard, with such passion, I will definitely love and be able to rock out for hours.
  2. Wring Me Out – A nice punk song that about love. It definitely captures the feeling of love suffocating, as what the song is about. Sometimes lyrics and tone don’t match but these girls nailed it.
  3. Let’s Be Honest – This song is a little softer than the first two, but still great. It could be my theme song, honestly, with the lyrics “Do I make you feel awkward, does it look like I care? I got no filter to show for….” Yeah that’s me…
  4. Blind – a slower, softer song that is touching and one that I can enjoy (as I don’t particularly like slow or soft songs unless they really grab my soul). Reminds me of the 90s, something like Avril Lavigne’s old style.
  5. So Much Nothing – Bringing the tempo back up, this song is something a lot of people can really relate to. When everything starts feeling like nothing—these girls know how to relate to their audience, to those who would be interested in punk rock music. This is my second favorite song on the album.
  6. Weatherman (Live) – I’ve heard some pretty bad live songs on albums, but this one is definitely great. It’s understandable, doesn’t rely like some bands do. A great exit to the album.

So if you get the chance, definitely check out Doll Skin! They are a great band that I hope will go far in the music world. I love their style and can’t wait to hear more from them.

Over and out,

Dani

Music Review ~ Ghost of the Robot’s Bourgeois Faux Pas

Bourgeois Faux Pas by Ghost of the Robot

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Ghost of the Robot website

Ghost of the Robot takes us back to the soft rock of the 90s, with what feels like a mix of Sugar Ray and their original sound in Mad Brilliant. From the moment I hit play and the first song Hello (Album) started playing, I felt as if I had been drifted away to paradise, sipping drinks on the beach, with not a worry nor a cloud in the sky (but the fact is I live in the North West and there are a lot of clouds in the sky…). This is the type of music I used the play when I was younger, locking myself in my room to create stories and dream of the future (of which is still do actually). I am glad I saw it on James Marsters’ Facebook and decided to download it. It was not a purchase that I regretted.

There are 11 tracks on the album and I loved every single one (which is rare for me, except for the artists Memphis May Fire, Oomph!, and Ghost of the Robot)

  1. Hello (Album) – a great start to the album, a nice solid beat and lyrics that you can just dream about driving to the beach to.
  2. Back to Act Two – a little bit reminiscent of their album Murphy’s Law, kind of a slower beat, getting you into the rest of their album.
  3. Three – a sweet slow song that seems like a mix of Valerie (Single) and Good Night Sweet Girl from their album of Mad Brilliant. Here I thought they couldn’t write another song as great as those two, but I was proven wrong!
  4. Mother of Peril – getting back to a bit of a faster pace, this song mixes a bit of fast beat with still the same sweet voice of both the second and third songs.
  5. Bad – my favorite song of the album, a nice fast pace song that I think defines Ghost of the Robot’s sound. A great little love story tied into beautiful vocal and instrumental performance of the band. Definitely a new fav of Ghost of the Robot!
  6. All That She Wanted – another lovely romance song that will bring tears to your eyes. Up beat, but passionate.
  7. Why Do We Love? – another slower song with a great melody, bringing the sound that defines the album Murphy’s Law.
  8. Katie – coming back to what I feel sounds like 90s soft rock, something I miss tremendously if you can’t tell, this song ties into the beginning of the album as it is coming to a close.
  9. The Weight – another fast pace song that brings out the indie that is Ghost of the Robot. It is the type of music that defines them, I think, and separates them from a lot of different artists.
  10. Fall Away – another slower paced song, bringing the album to a close, a little reminiscent of Murphy’s Law.
  11. Dark Matter – closing the album, a soft sweet song to leave you to finish off your day a little more pleasant.

All in all, I loved Ghost of the Robot’s new album and hope there is more to come! It definitely had a good mix of different types of music, soft and faster paced, and even though I tend to love faster paced music, I still enjoyed it a lot. So check it out if you have a chance.

~Dani Hoots