The Dresden Dolls is the eponymous debut studio album by American Brechtian Punk Cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. It was recorded by Brooklyn producer Martin Bisi and released on 26 September 2003 on 8ft. Records, the band's personal label. Upon signing with Roadrunner Records, the album was re-released on April 27, 2004. 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.
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.