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Personal Best
Team Dresch
Personal Best
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Team Dresch
Title: Personal Best
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chainsaw Records
Original Release Date: 6/19/1995
Re-Release Date: 2/21/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Gay & Lesbian
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 759718121124, 759718121124

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coyoteGRRL | 01/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Both of Team Dresch's albums are amazing - this may be the most essential. Great mix of punk, rock & folk, with Kaia and Jodi lending their usually brilliant voices and lyrics to the mix. This is one of my all-time favorite records!"
"i can see a brave tomorrow/when i might just leave this tow
slybrarian | 06/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i went to see the reunited team dresch play this week and even after more than ten years, the songs are still relevant, blisteringly spot-on, and brought tears to my eyes. the ladies in team dresch have an amazing and unique thing going with this band and their reunion couldn't have come at a better time.

their unique voices, intricate guitar strains, and political and emotional lyrics underpin the overarching themes of self acceptance, love, queer positivity, inner strength, passionate politics, and the search for role models for gay and questioning youth.

woven together tightly and lovingly, this record is your blanket of protection; warm, comforting and assuring when you can find no other solace in this homophobic culture."
Amazing musicianship
Avid Listener | Europe | 01/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The riot grrrl/queercore movements of the 90s produced some great stuff. A whole lot more than most people think, because the prevalent opinion is that politics were always ahead of music in those movements and because of queercore/grrrl bands always being criticized roughly for any technical flaws, despite such flaws being typical for punk (even many legendary punk bands).
Team Dresch proves the politics ahead of music theory to be completely wrong. Not only do the songs have plenty of hooks, passion and intelligent lyrics. They also have one thing that even a fair share of great punk/indie music in general lacks - skilled musicianship. Queercore/riot grrrl bands had a variety of different sounds so it's not really possible to make comparisons but, still, let's just say: this is the cream of the crop. The album is of course lesbian-themed but I was very much able to identify with the lyrics despite being straight. Buy this album, it won't disappoint you!"