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Best Album

Double Dagger, More

Posted 9/16/2009

It wasn't too long ago that Double Dagger was a shtick punk band writing songs about graphic design. But through some force of intellectual momentum, the trio--now drummer Denny Bowen, vocalist Nolen Strals, and bassist Bruce Willen (the latter two, as Post Typography, occasional City Paper contributors)--lifted off over the years into powerful, confrontational lyricism decrying the yuppification/gentrification of Baltimore and a sound that's taking on whole new realms of hardcore with nothing more than a bass, drums, and vocals. This year's More (Thrill Jockey) shows the band at its absolute finest, plumbing sonic depths with verve and wide open ears: tense repetition, actual "slow" songs, and, naturally, anthems that could stop a tank.

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Other Awards for Best Album:

Wzt Hearts, Heat Chief, 9/20/2006

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