September 8, 2009

The Dandy Warhols - The Dandy Warhols Are Sound
My Thoughts: Love (<) +

Frankly, I was never a fan of the Dandy Warhols. Just didn't care for it. The last album in particular. This album, I can safely say, is their best work. There is an entirely new direction (it seems) on this record than anything else I've ever heard from these mainstays. The first song is this 7 minute minimalist groove-out that holds it down like an LCD Soundsystem track. They've electronified their sound a little more, giving them a dancier aesthetic, and even though it comes off as cheesy at times, it's cheesy in the way that the Electric Six used to be or 80's music still is. You like it, despite yourself. It's very awkwardly produced, giving it this dead on but very raw and real sound.

Like I said, I wasn't a fan of TDW, so I didn't know until I looked up more info on the album that this release is essentially a re-release of an earlier TDW record, but with different mixing. There's probably a whole story around the album and why this was done, but I don't really care. All I know is that I never really liked TDW's before, and it's possible it's because they, before, weren't willing to take risks like this album is. I listened to the original record, and I just don't think it's as fun as this new mix. If this is anything like what they're like live, then this will clearly be the sexiest act at Monolith this year.

The Dandy Warhols - The Dandy Warhols Love Almost Everyone
The Dandy Warhols - Burned
The Dandy Warhols - Rock Bottom

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