Tuesday, May 12, 2009

860. The Dandy Warhols - The Dandy Warhols Come Down... (1997)

Track Listing

1. Be-In
2. Boys Better
3. Minnesoter
4. Orange
5. I Love You
6. Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
7. Every Day Should Be A Holiday
8. Good Morning
9. Whipping Tree
10. Green
11. Cool As Kim Deal
12. Hard On For Jesus
13. Pete International Airport
14. The Creep Out


This is really not what I was expecting, all I knew of the Dandy Warhols were a couple of singles and little else, so I was quite surprised at the overall tone of the album. This is not, however, a bad thing.

Instead of what is quite attractive but disposable pop-rock of songs such as Bohemian Like You, the album reveals much deeper levels of exploration of psychedelic sounds and loads of soundscaping going on.

Of course the singles are still there and Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth is quite successful in making you sing along, but the overall tone of the album is much darker and often more interesting than the singles would make you think. This makes the album very uneven, unfortunately.

Track Highlights

1. Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
2. Boys Better
3. Be-In
4. Cool as Kim Deal

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

"Boys Better" was included on the Good Will Hunting and Igby Goes Down soundtracks and in the 2000 Gap "Lightbulb" ad directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth:

No comments: