I Will Be - Dum Dum Girls
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  • Summary: The debut album for Dee Dee (aka Kristen Gundred) was recorded with the help of producer Richard Gottehrer.
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  1. I Will Be always sounds erratically adolescent in the best possible sense.
  2. 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.
  3. Each song sounds like a distinct ray of light and although it’s packed into something both concise and brief, it’s the strength of each song that makes the whole album stand out.
  4. This rollicking debut album is a balance-redressing, cliché-bucking tonic.
  5. Mostly, though, I Will Be is a flawlessly light album that floats to the top of a lo-fi pond overcrowded with sinking debris.
  6. The record isn’t a complete knockout, but it’s a nice consolidation of the Dum Dum Girls sound to date and a fine starting point in what could be a nice string of noise pop records.
  7. The summery feel and gloriously messy pop sensibility are at times great fun, but with something that is so derivative, it is hard to get too carried away without getting an urge to switch this album off and dig out the originals.

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