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New Times for Brody Dalle Yield Different Sounds and Old Stories
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While plenty of her contemporaries amongst late ‘90s/early ‘00s punk exemplars have retrogressed into legacy acts (coughrrRancidcough), Brody Dalle has done quite a bit of evolving.  Since the 2006 dispersal of the Distillers, 35-year-old Dalle has had a couple of kids and, nowadays, does a lot of jogging instead of drugs. And on her her first full-blown solo product, “Diploid Love,” she refines the pop and electronic components that started seeping in during her over-too-soon stint at the helm of Spinnerette. “Rat Race” and “Don’t Mess With Me” deploy enough crunch to keep OG fans feelin’ skippy. Then there’s “Meet the Foetus/Oh The Joy,” a dreamy alt-rock excursion in which Shirley Manson stops by to say, “Hey! ‘Ey ‘Ey ‘Ey! Whoa Oooooh! Oh!” Meanwhile, “Parties For Prostitutes” sounds like frickin’ Portishead. ‘Tis a lovely selection for anyone hoping to enjoy a rock ‘n roll album. More