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...The Dandy Warhols Come Down

The Dandy Warhols

1997

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
Album Summary

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down is the second studio album by American rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was released on July 15, 1997, by Capitol. Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" and "Boys Better". This is the final studio album to feature drummer Eric Hedford, who quit the band during the tour, and was replaced with Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer. The album featured a shift in style from the garage rock influenced sound of their previous album, 1995's Dandys Rule OK, to a more and pop-influenced sound. Taylor compared the track "Good Morning" to the style of musician Lloyd Cole.

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Sun Aug 27 2023
5

It was very strange that within the first few moments of the first track, before any melody had actually begun, I had that sense that I would really like this album. Then the first few tracks really won me over. Somewhere in the middle it kind of lost its grip on me, but turned it back around in the end.

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Fri Aug 18 2023
4

I've heard a thousand bands that sound just like The Dandy Warhols. They sound like every Brit Pop band mixed with every 90's/2000's indie rock band. And yet, this album still sounds fresh and full of energy. All I'd heard of The Dandy Warhols was Bohemian Like You, which is a fantastic song. It takes a LOT to give an album 5 stars on first listen, but this came verrrrrry close.

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Sun Aug 27 2023
5

Wow! This album was so great! I think I’ve run across the Dandy Warhols somewhere in my past but was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. A bit of an emotional rollercoaster with clever lyrics and some very cool songs. Mouth harps, organs, grungy guitars. Minnesoter! A hard on for Jesus! So much fun!

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Wed Aug 30 2023
4

Expected bland British fare from the album cover, but couldn’t be happier to be proved way off the mark. Can’t believe I’ve never really heard much of these guys when they sit at a clear intersection between early hard rock and indie - at times the tracks felt like a mix between Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Django Django, which wasn’t a crossover I knew I needed until today. This LP in particular manages to deftly dip its toes into several prominent genres of the time (including some notable shoegaze influence) without dating itself in the process. The back half slumps off with some wandering instrumentals, but even then it’s impossible to deny the strength of the opening gauntlet and most of the tracks on this album. I feel like a broken record here sometimes, but it’s undeniably albums like these that make the project worth the effort.

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Fri Sep 15 2023
4

A fantastic experience of neo psychedelia with a Britpop sound, despite not being British. Albeit, the first half of this album carries a lot more than the second half. But every song is worth a listen! And the album flows fantastically.

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Sun Aug 27 2023
5

I had "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" on a mix CD from back in the day. It's always fun to hear the context of what was always a random lone song that I liked and liked to share on other mix CDs. The more I listened to this, the more I liked it, and it always makes me happy when that happens. This is the sort of music I enjoyed in the '90s (even if I forget that at times), and I quite enjoyed it today. Such a cool sound!

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Thu Nov 30 2023
5

Enjoyed this one, and will probably listen again and explore more of there music

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Fri Mar 01 2024
5

Lovely lovely modern shoegaze style psychedelia with song bangers thrown in the middle and a a good balance flow throughout its length. A record’s record. It’s meant to be enjoyed as a whole.

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Wed Apr 10 2024
5

Wow I REALLY liked this album. Has never heard it before, didn’t know what to expect. Good atmospheric music. Almost a five? Maybe not quite? Can an album I’ve never heard of before be a five? Can an album that I’ve listened to several times in one day NOT be a five?

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Mon Aug 14 2023
3

The heroin song was ubiquitous in its era; hated it then, hate it now. Spent the rest of this swinging between thinking it was actually pretty good and finding the whole attitude incredibly irritating. The dullard sobriquet "Minnesoter" nearly pushed it into 2 star territory.

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Fri Sep 08 2023
3

never been in to the dandys like i probably should. I mean i know anton newcombe can be a prick but he was right about them selling out. Dandy's rule ok was a genuinely good album but this one is a classic example of all the jagged edges being smoothed and the grime cleaned off leaving some sanitised bland airplay worthy muzak that has none of what the original band had. at least its not some more folk nonce or neil fucking young.

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Sun Aug 27 2023
5

Love this Britpop by way of PDX sound. The synth gives them a unique vibe that's really fun.

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Wed Sep 13 2023
5

9/10 super fun album lots of amazing songs throughout; my favorite of which is probably orange

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Mon Sep 25 2023
5

Otroligt bra. Whipping tree och Pete international airport var tyvärr dåliga men resten är kanon! Första låten är en jävla smäll, även orange.

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Sun Oct 08 2023
5

I had never really heard these guys before listening to this album. I love how this seems like one cohesive piece.

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Sat Jan 06 2024
5

Somehow I missed this in '97. One my favorite discoveries so far. Another reviewer mentioned that they knew they would love this just moments into the opening track, I had the exact same experience. Dirty, droney, psychedelia. (The Dandy Warhols > The Brian Jonestown Massacre)

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Sun Jan 14 2024
5

Cet album ne vaut pas 5. Trop de titres pas si fous, et ce n'est pas possible de terminer un album par deux instrumentaux sans grand intérêt pour un total de 16 minutes, surtout "Pete international airport". Par contre, parce qu'il y a "Be-In", "Boys Better", "Not if you were the last junkie on Earth", "Good morning", "Boys better", "Cool as Kim Deal", parce qu'il n'y a pas (scandale !) 13 tales dans le liste des albums, parce que l'Elysée Montmartre, parce que Dig !, parce que les Dandy Warhols, ce sera 5.

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Sun Feb 04 2024
5

solid album!!! this came on a day where the suns out and this perfectly encapsulated that feeling of seeing the sun for the first time in a long time :)

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Sun Feb 04 2024
5

Whole album is a masterpiece !!!

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Wed Feb 07 2024
5

Daaaaaaaaaaamn this is good. I haven't liked a lot of the new-to-me 90s and later rock I've heard on the list so far, but I loved this. Every song was so damn good. Definitely keeping this one on my phone and forcing other people to listen to it!

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Fri Feb 16 2024
5

I didn't like their major hit, thus I lost my interest in exploring their music further. I was so wrong. This album is amazing!

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Mon Feb 26 2024
5

Love this. Really hits the spot.

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Wed Apr 03 2024
5

An oasis of indie-rock goodness that emerged within a desert of cookie-cutter pop punk, Britpop, nu-metal, and grunge knock-offs in 1997.

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Wed Apr 10 2024
5

Way better than their name sounds (I hate their name so much), but this is a bit of fun. The second half dragged massively for me but enjoyed overall

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Sat Apr 13 2024
5

Surprised how much I enjoyed this. I only already knew the one "hit"

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Sat Mar 23 2024
4

Somehow, I came away from Dig! finding the Dandy Warhols more insufferable than the Brian Jonestown Massacre, which, if you’ve seen that film, is no small feat, but I can’t really put my finger on why that is - aside from maybe thinking that BJM is a more interesting band. Putting that aside, this is a decent record, a good blend of fuzzed out psych and power pop, though it starts to feel repetitive towards the end.

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Wed Sep 13 2023
3

This has always been a band for me that pops up here and there on playlists or whatever, but I've never taken the time to learn anything about them. I found myself liking many of these songs, even when I didn't want to - almost sounds like a metaphor for drugs, one of the recurring themes throughout the album. I like the bent towards psychedelic rock, but done in their own way. On the other hand, there is something rubbing me the wrong way about this band that's hard to put my finger on - maybe a sense that they're making a joke I don't quite understand.

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Thu Feb 15 2024
3

I live in Portland so I suppose I should like this. I don’t know how much of this band I’ve actually heard, but the first track isn’t ringing any bells. This has elements of other 90s Portland bands that I do know, like Heatmiser, but more Neil Gust, with little to no Elliott Smith. Thankfully they sound nothing like Everclear. I probably would’ve loved this if I’d heard it closer to when it came out. It’s a little samey for me on first listen. I don’t mind it, though. It’s fine.

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Fri Mar 08 2024
3

britpop from portland, oregon

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Sun May 05 2024
5

This was a fun 90s alt/indie rock album. There was nothing super memorable about it but it passed an hour pretty pleasantly and was a nice palate cleanser after listening to an album about killing yourself all day yesterday (also wanted to add that the combos of metal, industrial, and synth on downward spiral were awesome). Reminded me a lot of mainstream sonic youth stuff and I love you was the only standout for me but all of the songs were at least decent. However, I listened to it again today and a lot more of it really stuck to me and was enjoyable to the point where I might give it a 5. Gained a lot more appreciation of like the first three track and a couple more throughout. And it passes the weed test.

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Thu May 16 2024
5

I really like The Dandy Warhols' schtick - sometimes poppy, sometimes psych-cinematic, sometimes goofy, and this album is a great showcase of all of that, but c'mon - including this rather than "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia" is a joke. Not only does "Thirteen Tales" have their global hit on it, but the three track opening of "Godless" -> "Mohammed" -> "Nietzche" is just _so damn good_. Probably my favorite three track run from any genre! Anyway, back to "Come Down", it's still great. "Boys Better" is an absolute tune, and "Not If You Were The Last Junkie" is fun. The non single tracks are mostly great too. Fave tracks - as well as the aforementioned, on this play through I really liked the psych outro provided by "Pete International Airport" leading into "The Creep Out".

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Tue Aug 15 2023
4

Klinkt lekkerder dan ik me herinner. Goed album, laatste twee tracks niet.

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Wed Aug 16 2023
4

I've never heard of this band before. They have a very interesting sound, kind of reminds me of some psychedelic rock. I really don't dislike it, although it isn't my normal style for sure. It uses some repetitive aspects to the songwriting, but I don't think that's a mistake, it does add to the effect the songs seem to have, it kind of assists in the groove. I really like the use of the synth in a few of the songs. I'm struggling to think of whether this would be something I would just be willing to listen to again, or buy, mostly because it really just isn't my normal style. Due to the songs being catchy enough though, I think I can classify this as an album I would buy.

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Mon Aug 21 2023
4

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. Know very little about this band and this is not something I normally would have listened to.

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Thu Aug 24 2023
4

Solid album that flows well.

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Fri Sep 01 2023
4

7/10. Quite good, but started to drag on the back half.

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Sat Sep 02 2023
4

Brilliant in places, some filler stops it getting a 5

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Wed Sep 06 2023
4

Surprisingly a quite good and enjoyable rock album

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Wed Sep 06 2023
4

I really got a lot out of this, these guys sounded awesome and had such a distinct and full sound. A real flashback to 1997.

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Thu Sep 07 2023
4

Fantastic. Mizerable but fantastic, good to sit and be moody to

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Mon Sep 18 2023
4

I've actually listened to the Dandys a bit before. Young me was huge into "Veronica Mars" and their excellent "We Used to Be Friends" served as the theme, causing me to dig into their "Welcome to The Monkey House". I never dug too far into their past catalogue, admittedly. This is definitely more of a drugged-out, stoner version of Blur and Oasis, capturing more of the feeling of being high on record than Oasis did. At times it lags, but it always manages to come back up: peaks and valleys, if you will. My bias seeps in a bit, but I enjoyed the drugged psych pop it was. Call it a 3.5. Favorite tracks: "Minnesoter", "Not If You Were The Last Junkie on Earth", "Cool as Kim Deal"

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Tue Sep 26 2023
4

There's nothing terribly special here but it works, well. Basic power chord progression but with great fuzz/effects and production. I don't understand about 80% but I don't care.

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Thu Oct 05 2023
4

One admits to a soft spot for the DWs, thanks to the cheeky humor (“heroin is so passe” and “Hard-On for Jesus” and “Cool as Kim Deal”), droning melancholia, and slacker-stoner vibe. All of these elements still sound good here, translating into fairly rich layerings, intermittent just-dark-enough shadings, and the occasional passage that rocks properly. There are just enough arty flourishes – including but not limited to the feedback-y sonic haziness – to keep it interesting, such as the broody-moody closers – the instrumental “Pete International Airport” (another great title!) and “The Creep Out;” the boys knew how to get weird, or least druggily contemplative (though the abrupt cut between the two tracks is unnecessarily juddering). There is, one must note, a non-life-changing undertone to the whole affair, a not-quite-compelling essence, that may be cause and/or effect of their not taking themselves too seriously, a generally laudable attribute of rock records, particularly from the ‘90s. And speaking of, like every other list-making record from that overindulgent era, this one can be credibly called too long (though space for those closers does add depth). Highly rated though on the always important metric of enjoyability. And their anti-grunge stance looks smarter with each passing year.

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Sun Oct 08 2023
4

Space rock and shoegaze have their own unique and irresistible charm. This album managed to bridge the 2 decade long gap between the two, creating it's own charm in the process.

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Thu Oct 12 2023
4

When I first saw this album (which I had never heard) on this list instead of 13 Tales from Urban Bohemia, the somewhat higher rated and the one I know from back to front, I ask myself why? Then I put on the opening tracks...nice atmospheric intro maybe a little long, sweet guitar figure, nice sweet toe-tapping rhythm, big crunchy bass and suddenly I'm out of my chair and dancing. Great start better that the start to 13 tales (Godless). As for the rest, pretty consistent album that kept me entertained from start to finish. 4 stars (for the record I would probably give 13 tales 4.5)

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Thu Nov 02 2023
4

I enjoyed this album - I have a soft spot for this type of sound, so I think it will definitely get a few more listens at the very least.

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Fri Nov 03 2023
4

HL: "I Love You", "Junkie", "Good Morning", "Hard On For Jesus" Fine & dandy

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Tue Nov 07 2023
4

Toch 2 nummers dat ik herkende. De rest van het album was ook wel oké

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Wed Nov 22 2023
4

Enjoyed this much more than I thought I would based on the hipstery name. Especially loved the darker slower grungier tracks like Orange

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Thu Nov 23 2023
4

Went on a bit long (could have done without the last two tracks entirely for me) but otherwise this was a very fun blast through a lot of different alt-rock styles

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Thu Nov 23 2023
4

Impressions: So this is shoegaze. Interestingly fun. Favorite tracks: Minnesoter, Orange, Good Morning, Rating: 4/5

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Fri Nov 24 2023
4

I liked this album, particularly last junkie on earth. I think they have a really good sound and is worth listening to again another time.

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Fri Nov 24 2023
4

Ok, absolutely loved the sound here. Everything great about 90s/00s alternative (Spoon, Beck, Eels came to mind throughout) but with their own style. Loved the music, not totally keen on some of the subject material. Much was cleverly written, some mildly offensive. But wow, the music! 3.5 stars leanining to 4

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Thu Nov 30 2023
4

This album sits at the crossroads of neo-psychedelia, shoegaze, Britpop, and college rock. What's interesting is that this is an American band. They completely had me thinking they were a British band by their sound and mix of genres (despite the college rock tinges throughout). Their musical lineage seems to circumvent grunge altogether which is notable for the time. Overall, this was an enjoyable album that featured melodic repetition and slow building songs that still had a pop sensibility.

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Sun Dec 03 2023
4

Ooh, these boys threw it all in, didn’t they? This is so good. It's like some of the best Britpop, but made by a group of Americans! So much to enjoy here. Rich, layered arrangements with a strong pop sensibility. Really diverse uses of guitar, jangly and psychedelic, but also surprisingly muscular and dissonant at times. I definitely plan to come back and spend more time with this one. Fave Songs: Good Morning, Whipping Tree, Hard On for Jesus, Pete International Airport, Be-In, Green, Orange, Boys Better

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Mon Dec 04 2023
4

Pleasantly surprised by how good this album is. The Dandy Warhols were never on my radar and I’d never have listened to them on my own accord. This is why I love this project!

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Thu Dec 07 2023
4

Pretty good album from a band I had heard of, but never listened to.

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Fri Dec 08 2023
4

I liked this one a good bit, but I can’t see why it’s so essential that it belongs on this list.

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Mon Dec 11 2023
4

December 10, 2023 Great album, especially in it's time amongst the plethora of grunge/alt-rock clone of clones. Lot of all-timers on this one.

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Tue Dec 12 2023
4

This is more than I listened to them in the entire decade of the 90s! Good sound; not what I remember.

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Thu Dec 14 2023
4

Never really listened to them when they were new and it's nice to revisit. Very 90's/early 2000's. Sweet spot.

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Sat Dec 16 2023
4

Overstays its welcome by maybe 3 songs but I really dig this. I’ve also been meaning to watch Dig! for like 20 years.

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Thu Dec 28 2023
4

- First half had incredible vibes - Grungy but with lighter guitar - Gets weird (in a good way) towards the end

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Tue Jan 02 2024
4

Me ha sorprendido gratamente, es bastante más contundente de lo que esperaba.

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Tue Jan 09 2024
4

Ok so this is a very 90s thing and it wasnt bad but for some reason it just feels so so.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
4

I was expecting some kind of grungey bullshit, but this was really good. Much more polished, energetic and interesting than expected. Will listen again. 4 stars.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
4

A very late 90s sound of rock/punk with emerging Electronica. I'll go a 3.8 on this one.

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Wed Jan 31 2024
4

So very 90s rock. Thought it was pretty tame, nothing crazy; enjoyable. 7/10.

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Wed Jan 31 2024
4

Biting, satirical, nihilist indie pop, at risk of biting the hand that feeds them, The Dandy Warhols want to be cool but not too cool you know? Mood is everything here and they pull it off alongside some entertaining tunes and engaging riffs.

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Thu Feb 01 2024
4

I really, really enjoyed this for the most part. Especially the beginning of the album...it hits the perfect 90s sound that I cannot get enough of. However, the middle of the album then really leans way, way too hard into the lo-fi sound that becomes very hit or miss to me. Then the ending recaptures that feel I really like from the beginning. The drop off is too stark to get the perfect 5 for me, but many tracks from this will happily end up in my rotation

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Thu Feb 01 2024
4

Loved the first half, they lost me a bit in the 2nd half. It’s hard to come to terms with the fact that I love “shoegaze” rock

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Thu Feb 08 2024
4

This felt like it was right in my wheelhouse, 90s alternative with driving guitars and great vocals. Started off slowly but built as it went along, I was almost sad when it finished. Standout songs are "Be-In" "Minnesoter", and "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth", but don't sleep on the instrumental "The Creep Out". And I just want a girl as cool as Kim Deal...

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Thu Feb 15 2024
4

Be-in geeft al een Nice intro, goede opbouw van instrumentatie Psych rock

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Thu Feb 22 2024
4

2/21/24. This is up my alley: beautifully weird. A lot of random sounds but creative landscapes, also enjoyed the vocals.

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Fri Feb 23 2024
4

BL: Know nothing of this band except the namesake artist it stems from, so it will be interesting to see what I think of them. AL: A very nice psych-rock album. Lots of rhythms to get into and slowly nod along to, the second half of the album is definitely better than the first half. FT: "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" 4/5

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Wed Feb 28 2024
4

I really like the Dandy Warhols. Wiki got it right with 'Space Rock' but 'Shoegaze'? I never thought of them like that. The heady days before 'that advert' weirdly propelled them to the mainstream for a brief moment. This was the first album I discovered, due to hearing 'Not if You Were The Last Junkie on Earth', which made me go out and buy this! I remember thinking at the time 'Every Day Should be a Holiday' sounded uncannily like 'Spinning' by Loop, which is no bad thing, it certainly cemented their psychedelic credentials. As for the monster which is 'Good Morning', its such a downer in a good way. Are they cool as Ms Deal? Yeah baby! A low 4

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Wed Feb 28 2024
4

Really good! Enjoyed the more hypnotic trancey tracks to the pop ones.

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Wed Feb 28 2024
4

Never heard, vibing, mix of ambient and structured

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Fri Mar 01 2024
4

Very pleasant album, rather calm and easy going. No studs or duds, but every song is slightly above average, at least when compared to usual output of this list. I would be very keen to listen to this record again, this time more carefully, and see if I get a bit more out of that. Until then it's a really solid 4.

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Wed Mar 06 2024
4

Alternative rock indie. Tranquilo sonoro.

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Thu Mar 07 2024
4

Wow, really enjoyed this! I remember having a few of their singles downloaded on my iPod when I was a teenager, but never listened to any of their albums. I got tired of hearing Bohemian Like You absolutely everywhere, so I think I kinda wrote them off. Was fully expecting this to be a 3 star max. But I've really been missing out! Sure they wear their influences on their sleeves and it runs a bit too long. But there's very little on here I disliked. It's almost like they picked up where the Pixies left off (I like to pretend that they quit after Kim Deal Left), with a healthy dose of shoegaze and Stereolab. I feel like Zach Braff is probably obsessed with this band. That album cover though - hideous. The 2nd half drags a bit, but I could see myself bumping this up to 5 stars with repeated listens.

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Thu Mar 07 2024
4

A lot of the same type of music but surprisingly didn't get boring. Lovely background music, great to vibe to.

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Thu Mar 14 2024
4

I love me some Dandy Warhols! This is not their best album, but it's got some great tracks (mixed with a few bland ones too!). On the whole I still really enjoyed their sound and I love that this album shows the potential of where their music was headed for. Fave track: Everyday should be a holiday

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Thu Mar 14 2024
4

A crescendo decrescendo album which is great in the middle but I found starts and finishes disappointingly. They are a band that had been one of my top listened to on Spotify in recent years and so this flavours my rating which is generous for how I found the album as a whole

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Sun Mar 17 2024
4

Admittedly, this is a really fun album and I felt great after it was finished. Strong Loaded-era Velvet Underground influence here too

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Mon Mar 18 2024
4

The band is great and creative, but the album itself is not that amazing, still decent

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