Doctors and Dealers – Every Sinner has a future album review
On the 28th of June 2011, the Swedish band Doctors and Dealers released their third full-length studio album Every Sinner Has a Future
. No surprise at all, after their trip down the rabbit hole with the successful EP Trouble, Doctors and Dealers’ music is again mesmerizing.
In this album, Sparrow, main force behind Doctors and Dealers has plenty to offer, more than ever before. Most of her new songs featured in this album are again a good mix of Jazz, eerie and gypsy-esque sound, with some of them going a step further. Definitely the music progressed and matured, like some good old scotch soaking in wooden barrels. Her new songs emit a mellower and more relaxing sound. Still Sparrow sheds a new light on her old and also fresh scars through her lyrics, dealing with the reality of life. The album is an ideal company after a day at the beach. Everyone knows that at the beach life can be quite tiring, chasing all those sexy chicks in bikini. At the end of the day you go back home, all alone, and after a shower all you want is to gulp a beer or two, lay back and unwind. With the grotesque like sound of a song like Bankruptcy Blues, tenth track on the album Every Sinner has a Future, and the mellow cabaret style eight track called It Hurts too much to see you Smile, there is no better way to unwind from a tiring day and get back the mind set you need to face again life’s realities, especially if you are back to work on Monday.
I must admit that reviewing this album was a very painful process. The album is a definite ace, a must listen to if you like creative and challenging artists. But to listen to Sparrow’s new creation one must listen to it properly and attentively. It takes some time getting used to; you need to play the album over and over again. Usually this is a very good sign. Albums which deliver new challenging material, things you’ve never heard before are always the best in the long run and because they are delivering new challenging material, they are obviously difficult to listen to in the beginning.
My favourite track from the whole album is Fishes like Me. The track is quite fast paced and thanks to the violin and distorted guitar riffs, sounds very catchy and… gothic?!?! Very nice track, which is strange and twisted in its own ways. The following track, They don’t get you (Like I do) is like a song you would want to listen to while walking on the clouds and looking at strange coloured shapes. Well, sounds like being on drugs, but let’s not go that far. The album couldn’t have a better closing track as Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder. It sounds like a circus song, well the intro at least. Imagine fancy dressed animals marching one after the other in a funny way. Maybe Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder, but it also plays around with your imagination!
It will be a difficult task trying to classify this album under a specific genre in your library. Hint? Label it crazy, weird, but most importantly of all, good stuff for the ears and brains for when you need to chillax.