PAPERDOLLS: The Question Is, What Color?: CD

This album got on my nerves a bit right from the beginning, given that the vocals don’t begin until halfway through the first song and overall the production is pretty shoddy (and not in a good bootleggy kind of way). The vocals are kind of buried under acoustic guitars for the entire CD. Both vocalists (male and female) have good voices, but when they sing in unison it just doesn’t sound smooth or compelling. More like two strangers who happen to know the same song at a campfire than two people in a band together. This album takes itself too seriously to be fun, but the talent isn’t there to make the brooding worth it.

 –jennifer (www.paperdollsmusic.net)