PopMatters rates Party Dolls’ debut album Love Wars Baby a 7 out of 10

Party Dolls press photo Popmatters pop matters Ryan Adams and Jason Molina The District Attorneys, Tedo Stone, Moths, Ruby the Rabbitfoot and the Archers of Loaf side project Crooked Fingers.

It’s a classic image: the songwriter with a broken heart hunkers down with nothing but a guitar and sees very little daylight while he turns his feelings into songs. All too often, those songs shouldn’t be heard by anyone, but sometimes they strike at the heart of the matter in a way that many can identify with. In recent memory, Josh Ritter’s The Beast in its Tracks found Ritter, in the wake of divorce, giving voice to feelings ranging from anger and charity to regret and humor. READ MORE…

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