Brody Dalle’s raspy rock vocals give her the edge that Courtney Love and Hole have. Everything about the singer’s debut solo album points toward that grunge-y punk sound that not many rock acts are doing now, the titles to the tracks are appropriately dark and aggressive for the sound of the music (e.g. ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ and ‘Blood In The Gutters’).
The opening track kicks things off with a very Hole sounding introduction, but the tune to the chorus seeming to be an exact rip off of ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ as covered by Limp Bizkit.
The rest of the album follows with a very similar sound, just slightly varying tempos. Tracks such as ‘Underworld’ and ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ take on a fast punk speed, while other tracks such as ‘I Don’t Need Your Love’ slow things down, in fact ‘Carry On’ starts with a slow, melodic piano introduction.
Despite these slight changes Brody Dalle’s vocals vary very little from song to song, with the same rough grunge sound, apart from in ‘I Don’t Need Your Love’ where she hits some higher notes than normal, and then gives the bridge over to the apparently irrelevant sound of a small child gurgling and laughing.
Overall, this is a good album, but it would be nice to hear a bit more variation in instrumentation and general feel of the tracks.