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XXXX (Paper Bag)

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YSPWSD's third album has been noted as dark and full of warm fuzzy feelings. Coming out of the band's healing process from a breakdown in 2007, it's both, bringing in dance-punk sounds and Siouxsie and the Banshees-like vocals, sounding new and gothic and catchy all at once. Becky Ninkovic's voice runs you through a full gamut of emotions, from shouting to radiating warmth and everything in between. From the new-wavey "There is XXXX (Within My Heart)" to the peppy "Glory" to the '80s-sounding "Laura Palmer's Prom," this is a record that's accomplished and cohesive.

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