"28 Days in the Valley" (Roc Nation; 2018)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

When good music hits you, it's like getting hit by a lightning bolt. Well, one such bolt came down on me when I listened to Dorothy's 2018 release, "28 Days In The Valley."

The music is dark and deep. It's full of meaning and sub-meaning that I still have yet to fathom ... but I am having a good time trying. This talented band knows how to put together a recording. The music hits home to every person on the planet that has had the shit hit them from numerous fronts and all you want to do is simply survive.

Dorothy has been around since 2014 and, when I say they deliver a soul punch, just listen to the recording and you will find out exactly what that means. There is a track called "Black Tar and Nicotine" and, if you know the terminology, black tar refers to heroin and nicotine ... well, we all know what that refers to.

This shit is deep. It's a thirteen song, 53 minute deep dive to the psyche of this truly talented (if not slightly off-centered) band. I frankly can't wait to find out what is next for this killer band!

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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