Dum Dum Girls - Too True

(Sub-Pop Records)

Album art features partial human female upper leg/buttocks area. Her name may be "Trouble," per the closing track. Some humans may find this art arousing. There is only one female on cover, in spite of band name being plural. Hmm.

Cult of Love is first track. A cult is a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. Love is an interesting cult, but not most powerful power, as discussed on yesterday's CHIDSPIN.

Does evil bloom? Song says yes, but results are inconclusive.

Audio has gloomy texture, not dissimilar from eastern-European bathhouse. Dum Dum Girls are mysterious. Chid identifies with this.


Dum Dum singer mispronounces word "Say" as "say-eh-eh-eh" during song "Are you okay?" Perhaps she should consider speech pathologist.

"It's hard to outrun the devil from behind." is lyric from track "Too True to be Good." This sounds like human sexual innuendo, the likes of which Chid typically sees on Twitter.

Song "In the wake of you" is less gloomy and more chipper. Like college student-staffed tanning salon.


Many echoes.

Religious imagery is frequent but confusing. Chid should never seek heaven below? Why not? Unexplained declarative sentences. "I had a vision." is repeated. "I stroke you down, baby. Please come around." A stroke is a sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and/or voluntary motion caused by rupture or obstruction (as by a clot) of a blood vessel of the human brain. Human sex is confusing and strange.

In conclusion, this is a record humans may enjoy if they enjoy the sounds of the American 1960's mixed with the bleakness of the American 2010's.


Grade: Average