September 23, 2012

Review: Dragonette's Bodyparts

Dragonette’s sassy lead singer Martina Sorbara is like a supercool big sister to pop’s nerdy discolettes. Bodyparts is the Dragonette we’ve come to love:  wicked funny (My Legs Go Out Late), dangerously horny (the amazing Untouchable) and a bit bad girlfriend-y (My Ghost). The latter track displays a rare - and welcome - melancholy. There is, however, a soul-tapping sense on this, their third album, that Dragonette is capable of even more. We love the strong girls best when they show us that they really can break, just like we do.

This review first appeared in the September 2012 issue of Instinct.

1 comment:

countpopula said...

I was playing this back to back with the new No Doubt today and realized I liked this just a little more. Don't get me wrong that Gwen is great, but Martina has a little extra edge on the vocalist front, and the sound they have right now is so full and electric. You are right about the moments of melancholy--they could arguably use more. Maybe a slight tweak of the tracklist could fix that a bit by moving Ghost much earlier and leaving My Work Is Done for the final song. Whatever, Bodyparts is still one of the year's best. More please!