Review : The Donnas - Bitchin'
MusicomhYou cannot be serious. You cannot play rock like this in the 21st century. It's an insane notion. You wouldn't even think about it. Not in a million years. On the other hand, pass me that book of cool notions, because I want to make a small annotation......full text
StylusmagazineThis is what happens when you regret growing up. From 1997 to 2002 the Donnas made a gradually improving series of snottily backward-looking albums. The faux-sibling nomenclature was the Ramones, but the rest of the band was the Runaways, and if the shtick lacked the freshness and complexity it had in the '70s, in a way it was freer for it, candy requiring little analysis before sucking. Which was why Gold Medal was so dismaying: the Donnas heterogenized their names and got defensive about their status as a Real Band, which all bands are until they think there's a chance they aren't....full text
LivedailyStarting from the theatrical, apocalyptic opening, "Bitchin'" is nothing we haven't heard before. The slick production and the voice of singer Brett Anderson dull any sharp edges. However, the band--which also includes Maya Ford (bass), Allison Robertson (guitar) and Torry Castellano (drums)--plays with a little slower groove on "Bitchin'" than on previous releases....full text
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