Review : Dandy Warhols - Earth To The Dandy Warhols
AllmusicOn ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols..., Courtney Taylor and company do indeed seem to be a little more down to earth than they were on the very uneven Odditorium or the Warlords of Mars, debuting their own label with a much more consistent collection of songs. That's "consistent" in terms of quality -- the Dandy Warhols always seem the most comfortable when they're hopping from sound to sound, mood to mood, instead of sticking with just one approach for an entire album. If their eclecticism can be considered a signature Warhols sound, then ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... has it; it often feels like an update on Thirteen Tales from Modern Bohemia. The band roams from driving, psychedelic rock on the opening track, "The World the People Together (Come On)" -- which, with its trippy strumming and lyrics like "The love that you give is exactly the love that you take," sounds like a '60s love-in shot into space -- to "Mission Control"'s blobby synth rock to "Beast of All Saints," a massive, empty-hearted ballad that shoots past the band's own "Godless" to rival Spiritualized's interstellar brooding....full text
MusicomhPartially cast as the lacklustre corporate-friendly band in Dig!, The Dandy Warhols were resigned to the square category when compared to Anton Newcombe's progressively indie role fronting The Brian Jonestown Massacre. What was also immensely clear from the film was that the Warhols represented the average drug-using band in the face of Newcombe's terrifying display of instability....full text
GuardianTheir star might have dimmed somewhat since the days when their 'Bohemian Like You' was adopted for a mobile phone ad, but the Dandy Warhols have lost none of their cocky self-regard. Unsurprisingly, then, their sixth album (and the first on their own label) is their most self-assured set yet, veering from sparkling glam to funky New Orleans boogie by way of early Nineties shoegazing....full text
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