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Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter-Funded Album Released

Reviews are rolling in now that Boston rocker Amanda Palmer’s new indie album, “Theatre Is Evil” has been released. She’s selling it on her site, www.amandapalmer.net/shop, but it’s also available on Amazon, iTunes and via other outlets.

The chatter among her 640,000+ Twitter followers is bubbling.

From Palmer’s long-time friend and musical collaborator Ben Folds:

From Palmer herself to her fans:

Anticipation and curiosity about the recording has been building for months in the wake of Palmer’s $1.2 million crowd-funding campaign. She broke the record for most money raised by a musician on Kickstarter.com.

A sampling of the reviews:

The Seattle P-I says:

“I think I’m being quite honest when I say I’ve not heard anything like this disc before.”

The Washington Post says:

“But lyrically, Palmer is an outlier who specializes in the raw and the weird, such as the viscerally sad “Trout Heart Replica,” which draws parallels between the killing of a fish and a doomed relationship; it’s history’s only vegetarian murder ballad/love song.”

WhatCulture says:

“But just because the album is absurd, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. Far from it. Theatre of Evil is a great, definitely-not-Dresden-Dolls-esque romp that shows that Amanda Palmer (and the Grand Theft Orchestra) can produce music from absolutely nothing.”

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