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The darkly comic "Oasis" offsets its lyrics about date rape and abortion with clever do wop backing vocals arranged by Folds, while "The Point of it All" tackles the Drug-Addicted Friend Song with a freshness and compassion that always makes Palmer's character sketches so compelling ("Oh, but no one can stare at the wall as good as you, my babydoll").So typical of Palmer's eclectic nature, this album is a sloppy but very endearing hodgepodge of styles, the mark of an artist so bursting at the seams with creativity, that we can't help but admire even its imperfections.9,900 Looking for a family getaway place with great waterfront on the Madawaska/Blanck Donald/Centennial Lake Water System? When Palmer strikes that balance between ostentatiousness, wry poetry, and genuine hooks, as on past gems like "The Jeep Song", "Coin Operated Boy", and "Shores of California", it's easy to understand why the Dolls' fanbase has grown at the rate it has. This year, the question fans had was just how much of a departure Palmer's much-ballyhooed collaboration with Ben Folds would be from the usual Dresden Dolls oeuvre, but upon hearing the opening notes of her solo debut, the answer is, likely to the relief of many, not very much at all.Just as Emily Haines' Knives Don't Have Your Back took a much more stripped-down approach than that of her band Metric, portions of Who Killed Amanda Palmer do focus more on the solo piano ballads, but Palmer and Folds are smart enough to not allow the entire record slip into a rut of stripped-down, Starbucks-friendly crooning, adding enough frills to keep things interesting for 54 minutes.News items were a football bribery trial, a new course on local government, Swedish sport and an item called ‘the body beautiful’. All staged in either one of the studios or outside the front of Pebble Mill.The courtyard around the back was constructed into a mini ice-rink with a canopy area for if it rained when live bands were on.1977The Horror of Fang Rock, only episode of Dr Who to be filmed here at The Mill.The set consisted of a lighthouse built in the studio, and it was the setting for a battle with an alien shape shifter.Recorded spontaneously while on tour, the raucous "Leeds United" benefits greatly from its no-frills-approach, Palmer's sloppy, coarse-throated howls accentuated by swaggering horns, while conversely, the tender "Blake Says" is a sweet Lou Reed homage, right down to its paraphrasing of the Velvet Underground's "Stephanie Says".The Columbine-inspired "Strength Through Music" is a gorgeous, tragic look through the eyes of a teenaged mass-murderer, Palmer's depiction as matter-of-fact as Gus Van Sant's film Elephant.