Galore [Bonus Track]

Galore [Bonus Track]

by Dragonette
     
 

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Dragonette devote themselves to everything fabulous on their aptly named debut album, Galore. The band's ultra-stylish pop borrows from glam, disco, synth pop, and new wave, sounding a bit like the Scissor Sisters if Ana Matronic sang lead all the time. They've also been described as …  See more details below

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Dragonette devote themselves to everything fabulous on their aptly named debut album, Galore. The band's ultra-stylish pop borrows from glam, disco, synth pop, and new wave, sounding a bit like the Scissor Sisters if Ana Matronic sang lead all the time. They've also been described as the Killers fronted by Gwen Stefani, which certainly nails the sound of singles like "Take It Like a Man" and "I Get Around," where Martina Sorbara purrs mischievous lines like "I say yes when I oughta say no" in front of sassy synths and spike-heeled guitars. While Dragonette have an undeniable way with melodies (the perfectly poised melancholy of "Another Day" seems instantly familiar but hard to place) and lyrics ("Competition" sums up gossip and cheating with the couplet "Keepin' it hush-hush/Tryin' not to blush-blush"), for much of Galore the band isn't as distinctive as its influences, and many of the album's songs are so polished and streamlined that there's little chance for Dragonette's personality to shine through. However, their more adventurous side surfaces on the album's second half: "Jesus Doesn't Love Me" backs up its attitude with punchy guitars and soulful backing vocals, while "Black Limousine"'s world-weary spoken vocals and sparkling keyboards make it a standout. By the time "Marvellous" closes the album with a Bollywood dancefloor workout, it feels like Dragonette are on their way to getting the bold, ever so slightly weird sound they'll need to really stand out from the pop crowd. [This edition includes the bonus track "The Boys."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
Label:
I Surrender Records
UPC:
0637872101025
catalogNumber:
10
Rank:
231363

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dragonette   Primary Artist
Greg Kurstin   Keyboards
Dave Arch   Piano
Junkie XL   Keyboards
Danny Michel   Acoustic Guitar
Davide Direnzo   Drums
Simon Craig   Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Power   Producer
Andy Duncan   drum programming
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Writer
Neil Harris   Management
David Naughton   Programming
Eric Ratz   Engineer,Drum Engineering
Junkie XL   Programming,Producer
Graeme Stewart   Engineer,drum programming,Drum Engineering
D. Richard Lewis   Producer
Dan Grech-Marguerat   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
I. Babalola   Producer
Tim Roe   Drum Editing
Dragonette   Composer
Steve Chrisanthou   Composer,Writer
Richard Andrews   Art Direction

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