Figures. The minute the Donnas put a cartoon of themselves on an album cover, they stop being one. Gone are the uninterrupted sneers that meant either a) the Donnas are gonna bend all you matchstick men to their whim ("Are You Gonna Move It for Me," "40 Boys in Forty Nights," "You've Got a Crush on Me"), or b) the gals are exercising grrrl power in new, preposterous ways ("I Wanna Be a Unabomber"). The AC/DC power is still there, but there's a lyrical defenselessness creeping in -- behold the new album's opener, "I Don't Want to Know (If You Don't Want Me)," and the breakout single, "Don't Break Me Down." This, coupled with the discontinuation of the "Donna" first names, has some Donnaholics worried that the former Donna A. (singer Brett Anderson) is being groomed for Belinda Carlisle futility. But not to worry yet -- she still sings mostly like she's choosing teammates... More >>>
As good as Gold: The Donnas steal your rock ĀnĀ roll
hearts with their new album.