Craft, Kyle / Dolls Of Highland
Album:Dolls Of Highland Collection:General
Artist:Craft, Kyle Added:Dec 2016
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-12-21 Pull Date:2017-02-22 
Week Ending:Feb 26Feb 19Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 8

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 22, 2022:The Library
Lady Of The Ark
4.Aug 09, 2017:The Library
Lady Of The Ark
2.Dec 16, 2021:The Library (rebroadcast from Apr 5, 2017)
Lady Of The Ark
5.Aug 02, 2017:The Library
Lady Of The Ark
3.Oct 11, 2017:The Library
Three Candles
6.Jun 23, 2017:The Library
Lady Of The Ark

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2016-12-14 
“Dolls of Highland” Kyle Craft
Theatrical glam rock with hints of goth, alternative and even Southern rock. Confident and well crafted (pun intended). Remarkable debut for a 27-year-old, self-made singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Louisiana, but now residing in Portland, Oregon. Craft played most of the instruments on the album himself. In-your-face rock ‘n’ roll with powerhouse vocals. RIYL: Queen, Bowie, Big Star.
— Francis

Recommended: 4, 5, 1, 9, 3, 8. FCC on Track 7.

1. (4:31) Eye of a Hurricane – Barrelhouse piano. Angular guitar. Full-throated vocals. Warren Zevon “Ow - ooohs!” in several places. ****
2. (3:01) Balmorhea – Southern rock. Deliberate tempo. Harmonica flourishes.
3. (4:17) Berlin – Bass- and rhythm-driven rock ‘n’ roll about a pole dancer named Berlin. Organ and tinkling piano. Hooky chorus. ***
4. (5:06) Lady of the Ark – 1960s-style “Be My Baby” rhythm track with reverbed tambourine. Cool bass line. Accordion solo in lead break. ****
5. (4:49) Gloom Girl – Another highlight. 1970s brass trappings throughout. Catchy chorus with Craft’s tenor soaring skyward. A timeless rock song. ****
6. (2:10) Trinidad Beach (Before I Ride) — Short hazy ballad with prog-rock undertones.
7. (3:07) Future Midcity Massacre – Acoustic-backed Southern rock with strong backbeat, organ and carnival-barker vocals. FCC: “fuck.”
8. (3:36) Black Mary – Straight-ahead glam rock. Sounds like it could be from a Broadway show. **
9. (4:01) Pentecost – Organ. Strong bass line. Strummed acoustic guitar. Squeezed vocals in high ranges. Builds in intensity, with edgy electric guitar in lead break. ***
10. (1:27) Dolls of Highland – Very short mid-tempo tune. Circus-like piano. Melodic tune.
11. (4:23) Jane Beat the Reaper – Another show-tune performance. Organ prominent, together with old-fashioned barroom piano.
12. (4:02) Three Candles – Harmonica-flavored, mellow closer. Acoustic guitar. A nice lilt to Craft’s big vocals.

Track Listing
1.Eye Of A Hurricane 7.Future Midcity Massacre
2.Balmorhea 8.Black Mary
3.Berlin 9.Pentecost
4.Lady Of The Ark 10.Dolls Of Highland
5.Gloom Girl 11.Jane Beat The Reaper
6.Trinidad Beach (Before I Ride) 12.Three Candles