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Daughters of Joy
In a Sense
by Katie Sauro
09.04.06

With plodding, trancelike rhythms, Seattle-based Daughters of Joy channels early-to-mid-90s femme-powered ambience-rockers like Sneaker Pimps, Portishead and Morcheeba, three bands whose company anyone would gladly join. But DOJ doesn’t stop there, combining nightclub jazz circa 1920 with a strong blues influence and lots of harmonization for a fuller sound. The perfect example of this combination is “A Drive,” with guitarist Brenda Scallon’s urgent spoken-word whisperings gently pulsating amidst a smattering of horns and psychedelia. Other highlights on
In a Sense are the hard-driving “Imitator” and the slinky jazz of “Beyond the Gate,” on which we find that underneath Scallon’s Chrissie Hynde-like tough-girl exterior lie the bluesy vocals of a seductress.

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