The Dresden Dolls (album)

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The Dresden Dolls
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2003 (8 Ft. Records release)
April 27, 2004 (Roadrunner U.S. release)
July 13, 2005 (Roadrunner Japanese release)
RecordedSummer/Fall 2002
GenreDark cabaret
Label8ft., Roadrunner
ProducerMartin Bisi
The Dresden Dolls chronology
A Is for Accident
The Dresden Dolls
Yes, Virginia...
Singles from The Dresden Dolls
  1. "Girl Anachronism"
    Released: October 2003
  2. "Good Day"
    Released: December, 2003
  3. "Coin-Operated Boy"
    Released: December 13, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Pitchfork Media8.2/10[2]

The Dresden Dolls is the debut studio album by American dark cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. It was recorded by Brooklyn producer Martin Bisi and released on September 26, 2003 on 8 ft. Records, the band's personal label. Upon signing with Roadrunner Records, the album was re-released on April 27, 2004.[3] The enhanced CD included a video for "Girl Anachronism". The album artwork was also modified to mask which record sleeves had been used in the album artwork.[4]

This is Amanda Palmer's highest-selling album, a 2004 re-release, has sold 149,000 copies; none of her subsequent albums (two more Dresden Dolls records, a solo release and an album by a project called Evelyn Evelyn) crossed the 100,000 mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[5]

The Dresden Dolls Companion[edit]

In The Dresden Dolls Companion, Amanda Palmer has published a history of this album and of the duo, as well as a partial autobiography. The book also contains the lyrics, sheet music, and notes on each song in the album, as well as a DVD with a 20-minute interview with Amanda. In the interview, Amanda discusses the making of the album and the artwork while working on the artwork in her apartment.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Amanda Palmer

1."Good Day"5:51
2."Girl Anachronism"2:59
3."Missed Me"4:53
4."Half Jack"5:57
6."Coin-Operated Boy"4:46
8."Bad Habit"3:01
9."The Perfect Fit"5:45
10."The Jeep Song"4:50
12."Truce" (The song "Truce" ends at minute 8:00. After 27 seconds of silence, begins an untitled hidden track: there is a woman that says "Amanda, you're telling me a fairy tale".)8:34


The Dresden Dolls
Additional personnel


  1. ^ Alex Henderson. "The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ Chris Dahlen (14 February 2011). "The Dresden Dolls: Dresden Dolls". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  3. ^ The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls Album Reviews, Songs & More | AllMusic, retrieved 2023-11-05
  4. ^ a b The Dresden Dolls Companion, by Amanda Palmer, eight foot music publishing, June 2006, ISBN 1-57560-888-X ISBN 978-1575608884
  5. ^ Harding Smart, Cortney (14 August 2010). "Cult of Personality". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2020.