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Funeral Dress

Wussy

2005

Funeral Dress
Album Summary

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Funeral Dress, the debut album by Wussy, was released on December 6, 2005. The label, Shake It Records, released the album on CD format only. The album received mostly positive reviews. It was chosen as the 4th greatest album of the decade by prominent critic Robert Christgau. In 2015, SPIN ranked Funeral Dress #252 on their list of the 300 best albums of the last 30 years.

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Rating

3.05

Votes

62

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie

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Sun May 05 2024
4

Has a real lively energy and a DIY sensibility. I like the variety of vocal performances. Fairly typical of its time. Almost anticipates some of the folk revival sounds of the late 2000s/early 2010s without quite sounding folky. Infectious little melodies and some good sing-along hooks.

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Sun May 05 2024
4

I heard some inspiration of REM, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen. But in totallity only 75% as good.

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Sun May 05 2024
4

Someone's from Cincinnati and it shows. 4 stars for a 4-way bean at Clifton and Ludlow. Here's a quarter, get me a York peppermint patty to finish it off.

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Thu Jul 11 2024
4

I really enjoyed this album from a band I’d never heard of. It reminded me a bit of Drive By Truckers. Musically it’s alt-country with some punk thrown in there to give it some bite. Lyrically the album seems to chart the course of a break up.

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Sun May 05 2024
4

Funeral Dress rides and dies in dissolution. A debut record clearly the product of a single band, the use of different voices suggests theft or war. There's just enough noise to still play on the radio, enough discomfit to turn away a few. Obviously fine American rock.

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Mon May 06 2024
4

I didn't dislike anything about this, but there was nothing that yanked it into the 5th star realm for me.

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Thu May 09 2024
4

Not sure this adds much musically to 90s era indie rock sound, but it's solid, and gains point for variety and the effectiveness of the dual vocals.

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Fri Jul 19 2024
4

This is so great. Rough-hewn but frequently gorgeous, with jangly arrangements and a hint of a burn. I'm really not a fan of Chuck Cleaver's vocals, but combined with Lisa Walker, the pair has an off kilter charm that's really engaging. Thanks so much for sharing. Fave Songs: Crooked, Funeral Dress, Humanbrained Horse, Don't Leave Just Now, Motorcycle, Soak It Up

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Tue May 07 2024
3

It's not bad, it just feels a bit amateurish at times maybe? 3 stars.

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Sat Jun 22 2024
3

An interesting choice that I'm glad I listened to, even if it didn't set my world alight.

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Sun May 05 2024
2

Nah... just nah, not interested. No more indie folk alternative please. 2/5.

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Mon May 06 2024
2

Hmm, vocals don't always have to be in tune for music to still 'work'. But in this case for me it doesn't work. Does remind me of a somewhat mellow version of Dead Moon, although Dead Moon does work for me.

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Mon May 06 2024
2

Except for Neil Young and Afghan Whigs I don't care much for out of tune singing lead vocalists. And here we have two of them.

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Fri Jun 28 2024
2

This one left me high and dry - the instrumentals are okay, if a bit generic indie, but the vocals are much too ramshackle and unfocused to bring everything together. The LP feels a little aimless and without a solid organizing principle.

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Mon May 06 2024
1

It feels too indie, despite being contemporary it sounds quite seventies. Suddenly I went unnoticed.

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