One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This Image
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  • Summary: The first album in 32 years for the legendary glam-punk band features guest appearances from Michael Stipe, Bo Diddley and Iggy Pop. Only David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain return from the Dolls' original lineup, however.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
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  1. Let's hope we don't have to wait until 2040 for something else this good.
  2. 88
    Fans will love it; hipster kids can hear what the Strokes would sound like if they suddenly had the subtlety bludgeoned out of them. [#21, p.100]
  3. Remember's strength is in its time-warp atmosphere. [Sep 2006, p.228]
  4. It has fire in its belly and an admirable abandon and as a whirlwind tour of rock'n'roll decadence it makes, say, Jet look like the fey, foppish tourists they are.
  5. This first new Dolls album in 32 years is not just a legitimate entry in their catalog, it's a great one.
  6. A career highlight. [Sep 2006, p.109]
  7. What's left of the genius glam-punksters has returned in the guise of an above-average pub-rock band. [22 Jul 2006, p.31]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. WilsonS
    Sep 30, 2006
    10
    This is astonishingly good, an amazing accomplishment.
  2. ChadM
    Aug 28, 2006
    10
    This is the best album of the year, for the genre. It stays true to the old Dolls sound while expanding on it and making it sound fresh. This This is the best album of the year, for the genre. It stays true to the old Dolls sound while expanding on it and making it sound fresh. This is going to be remembered as one of the better albums of 2006...critically, not commercially. Expand
  3. poisono
    Sep 17, 2006
    10
    I give it a 10 because there's true joy on this disc - even if it's a "maimed happiness". It's the most good-naturedly I give it a 10 because there's true joy on this disc - even if it's a "maimed happiness". It's the most good-naturedly ridiculous thing I've seen in years! The companion DVD (included) is worth the price on its own. I never paid any attention to the Dolls back when they were being heavily promoted by Cleveland's WMMS due to the fag nature of the band, but time wounds all (high) heels, and the two surviving members have matured, and beautifully, too. It sounds like a cross between the Stones and the J. Geils Band, with a little of The Boss and The Ramones thrown in, none of which is surprising - in other words, it's the first guitar rock album out of New York in a helluva long time! Give Syl credit for honing his guitar chops over the years - this guy really knows his rhythm guitar! It may sound like 3-chord rock, but there's a lot of solid theory in what he's doing with that big shiny Rickenbacker guitar. And Johanson is one of the very few baritones left who can put a song across - this was the downfall of Eric Burdon & the Animals, and Keith Relf of the Yardbirds. JoJo does in fact sound like Keith Richards when he wants to, but at least he's not permanently stuck in the vocal gravel pit. And finally, give Jack Douglas credit for producing and mixing the album - it's not quite as punchy on the low end as we've come to expect these days, but it's a very listenable, seamless mix. Let's all hope they follow this up with more, and at least as good! Expand
  4. TomFoolery
    Jul 26, 2006
    9
    Fantastic Album! I can't think of another band that could come back with an album like this after taking a 30 year hiatus. David comes Fantastic Album! I can't think of another band that could come back with an album like this after taking a 30 year hiatus. David comes out with the same flair and attitude of the first albums, and the guitars sound tight as ever. (RIP Johnny). The Killers and the Strokes could learn a thing or two froms these guys! Expand
  5. PhilC
    Aug 10, 2006
    9
    Not a re-hash of old tunes but a fun resume of things 'to dig'. A tongue in cheek swipe. Fresh, well put together......The Dolls Not a re-hash of old tunes but a fun resume of things 'to dig'. A tongue in cheek swipe. Fresh, well put together......The Dolls are back, and let us hope for a little longer this time. We neeed more of this stuff..( But please can someone ask David to run with the Harry Smiths sometime). Loosen up everybody..this is fun. Excellent stuff. Expand
  6. ErikS
    Jul 27, 2006
    9
    Much better than expected...
  7. PaulH.
    Jul 24, 2006
    0
    Jeez, this is seriously the worst shit of the year. Anyone who buys into this wants way-too-hard to believe that the Dolls are back and still Jeez, this is seriously the worst shit of the year. Anyone who buys into this wants way-too-hard to believe that the Dolls are back and still got. But I've said it once, and I'll say it again....no Johnny Thunders! Exactly. AVOID!!!!! Expand

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