The Dandy Warhols - Earth To The Dandy Warhols
- Artist: The Dandy Warhols
- Album: Earth To The Dandy Warhols
- Label: World's Fair
- Year of Release: 2008
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- Reviewed by: lekwon on 2008-10-13
The curtains go up, the audience falls into silence, and the performance begins. The Dandy Warhols’ latest creation is quite theatrical and all encompassing. Over recent years, the band hit a dry spell, pulling out sparse hits for TV and movie soundtracks, while the critics continued to shake their heads in disapproval over their efforts. With Earth to the Dandy Warhols, more radical changes have been made from the group' already distinctive personality.
To make an album like this one, a lot of electro dynamite is added for the explosive flavor. “The World Come On” is senseless chanting from the entire band with upbeat shadows, whereas the track “Welcome to the Third World” is largely a one-man performance of stomping and funky beats. The other main ingredient would be an A.D.D. mentality for the “compilation” effect of this album. Compared to songs of clear-cut melody or harmony such as “Now You Love Me” and “Mis Amigos,” “Legend of the Last of the Outlaw Trucker” takes a completely different direction with a Western take on a voice resembling that of the late Elvis Presley. If an injected adrenaline rush and incredible diversity is what you want in an album, The Dandy Warhols has found a new way to give it to you in a very generous amount.
Whatever it is that triggers the explosion that is Earth to the Dandy Warhols, it leaves a very baffling aftermath. The album is all over the place, which could have very well been the intention of the band, but such randomness comes off a little unappealing. Nevertheless, despite their dramatic attitude and out-of-control energy, The Dandy Warhols are having fun. Redemption is not here yet, but the band delivers some amusing scenes. The listener is just going to have to pick them apart by listening all the way through the closing of the curtains.
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on 2008-10-14 dscanland Said:
I was curious on this one. Thanks for the insight into the new Dandy Warhols.