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Drama

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Intro Dramatico
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Get What I Want
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Come Along With Me
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The Bomb
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Drama
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Waking Up
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A Moment
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Sugar Mama
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Trouble
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Love Revolution
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Neurosis
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Drink You Sober
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Everything
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 41:43

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Grows on you

Arekkusu

I didn't like it at first because at times it was more sweet than bitter unlike its predicessor but after listening to Drama as its own album I say it is pretty stellar. Definitely worth the credits.

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Good followup to the Dating Game

Poppio

More of the same, but still very enjoyable. Download this for your party and large group BBQ mix. Great fun.

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Sophomore Slump

eJDL

Bitter:Sweet seem to throw a lot of idea's against the wall in an effort to see what sticks, unfortunately much of 'Drama' fails to meet the high standard of 'The Mating Game.' Highlights for me were 'The Bomb', 'Sugar Mama' and 'Neurosis.' I

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Interesting

SightseeMC

More a note on the All Music Guide review. I've never seen a review filled with so many backhanded compliments, like he can't admit he likes it, or doesn't have the balls to say he doesn't. Literally the weakest review I've ever read here or at AMG. Suffice to say, if you're a fan of trip hop with a somewhat eclectic mix of influences, this record will appeal to you. Enjoy it.

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Hey, I can dance...

raymond.soltysek

Fantastic fun album. Like a trip-hop cross between The Cardigans and Shivaree. Another delightful surprise courtesy of e-music.

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I love this album

HairyDave

Light and bubbly, it lifts my mood and makes me want to dance (and I'm old and crabby). Plus I get to say I like trip-hop.

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Fun jazzy sultry variety

Montagu

This is something you can listen to over & over for the varied texture. Each song is different. "Get what I want" and "Trouble" are reminiscent of the trippy big-band style that pumped their previous album, and "Neurosis" has that characteristic playful, upbeat quirky fun to it.

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Its OK

napisarn

No where near as good as the last album.

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They're Back

MrFurious

Nice to see the eMusic release coming on the official release day. I was worried that B:S would have become too popular to show up here. This album is very solid. Great tunes and the vocals are amazing as usual. Not quite as good as their last album but worth the download.

They Say All Music Guide

Most quality trip-hop vocal acts feature cagey singers who couldn’t care less about using their sensuality to sell records — the norm is either extreme publicity shyness (Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, Lamb’s Louise Rhodes) or playing up their sensuality for ironic or sarcastic effect (Róisín Murphy, Björk). And usually, the groups with no such reservations exist on the Buddha-Bar fringe that rarely produces much in the way of quality music. Bitter:Sweet are a different proposition, however. Immaculately self-produced by the duo itself (and boasting a full complement of musician support), Drama is a most sweet and seductive record. Obviously, vocalist Shana Halligan is the reason for most of the sensuality; she has a knack for double-entendre lyrics, whether she’s in club mode (“Let’s have a dance, while our souls get undressed”) or delivering what’s supposed to be an emotional ballad (“What did I do to undress all the beauty that surrounds me”). The lyrics and songwriting aren’t top-notch — “Sugar Mama” is too clever by half — but everything else on tap delivers quite well. Musically, while there’s a certain degree of programming here, and the album appears on the groove-friendly Quango label, this isn’t strictly a dance record. A wide array of fusion is the name of the game, mostly Latin or French and including salsa-fied pianos, tango basslines, and the occasional accordion flourish. The band is large at three dozen members, and is conducted and produced extremely well. (Extra credit beyond Bitter:Sweet themselves likely goes to Halligan’s father, Dick Halligan, a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears who arranged some of BS&T’s best material.) A few songs have a widescreen cinematic quality that would make them naturals for the James Bond treatment. For those who like their dance records organic, or their organic records danceable, and don’t appreciate (or understand) the difficult vocalists behind some of the best trip-hop vocal acts, Bitter:Sweet are the answer. – John Bush

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