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Perfect City

by Florence Dore

After a decade of shuttling between the punk and rock scenes in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, Dore made this grunge-grass, alt-country release that earned her comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Cheri Knight, and Liz Phair.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Early World
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2. Perfect City
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3. No Nashville
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4. Framed
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5. Christmas
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6. Everything I Dreamed
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7. Postcard
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8. Brain
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9. Say the Thing
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10. Wintertown (Ode to Kent, Ohio)
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After a decade of shuttling between the punk and rock scenes in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, Dore settled into New York's Lakeside Lounge crowd, what The New York Times described as a "scrappy community of garage rockers, soul belters, country weepers and urban bluesmen." She made this grunge-grass, alt-country record with Eric Ambel producing, and it earned her comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Cheri Knight, and Liz Phair. A professor of American fiction at UNC by day, Dore's songs are literate but not overwrought. John Pareles has described Dore's voice as "plaintive," and says it "carries concise tales of memory and disillusionment." "Like a younger Lucinda Williams," says No Depression's Fred Mills, "Dore lets economy be her guide, whether sketching out subtleties of a Tennessee family’s history in the hillbilly ballad 'No Nashville', or detailing blown bank accounts and blown dreams in the lovely dulcitar/organ-spackled midtempo waltz 'Early World'. Which would all be for naught, of course, if Dore didn’t have the throat and musicianship to back it all up. But she does, from her part-honey, part-trembly vocals (Lucinda meets Dolly) to her crack band which features Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken, bassist Scott Yoder and guitarist Chris Erikson. Not to mention producer Eric Ambel who, per protocol, adds plenty of guitar and keyboards in just the right places." This is Dore's debut album.

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