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Come Down

Dandy Warhols Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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The major-label debut from Portland's psychedelic-pop protagonists swirls earfuls of 1960s guitar riffs around 1990s Brit-pop nuances. If Come Down occasionally sounds like Neil Young fronting Oasis ("Boys Better," "Minnesoter") or Lou Reed doing The Verve ("Good Morning"), it just as often turns self-referential and obscure. The quartet constructs a slavishly fashionable sound rife with drug references (the relentlessly jangly post-Cobain anthem, "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth," includes the memorable chorus: "Heroin is so passe") and sleepy, detached elegance. There's sweeping beauty here, too, in the lush, intricate guitar work (courtesy Courtney Taylor and Peter Holmstrom) and the cooing female backing vocals (Zia McCabe). --Mark Woodlief

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual, unique and awesome Dec 17 2007
Format:Audio CD
Didn't think you know the Dandy Warhols after hearing a song or two. Their songs vary quite a bit. They are also a bit of an acquired taste - but worth the effort.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Should Have Just Bought the Single June 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
Like with Thirteen Tales from Bohemia I just don't understand why The Dandy Warhols have sensational released songs and the rest of their album's unreleased songs are nothing like the released ones either in quality, style or sound. A lot of songs on here seem to have had no effort put into them whatsoever when either writing or performing them.
The Dandy Warhols have had great success with Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth from this album, Bohemian Like You from the Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia album and We Used to be Friends from Welcome to the Monkey House. Why? Because they open their mouths in those songs and actually seem like they are interested in singing them. The rest of the songs on here are either mumbled, sung so softly you have to struggle to understand what is being said or are just plain terrible. Many seem to be stuck in first gear, you are listening expecting the song to take of from the intro at any stage but they seem to not be able to find second gear.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Be In Jan. 20 2004
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The Dandy Warhols are a band that don`t take themselves too seriously and always know how to make a swell and intricate record. "Come Down", their second effort, is not their best but still has some qualities and a couple of interesting ideas. Here, they throw in references to the Velvet Underground, the Doors, add a bit of brit pop, folk, lo-fi and psychedelic elements. The singles "Boys Better", "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" and "Every Day Should Be An Holiday" are the most recognizable and acessible songs, though there are other good tracks to find. The mellow moments of "Good Morning", "Whipping Tree" or "Green" create emotional, ethereal songs, showing the band`s softer side. Their slacker, cooler-than-ever, laid-back attitude is present throughout the album, turning it into an addictive listening experience. It`s a pity that some tedious songs ("Pete International Airport", "The Creep Out") make the record a bit flawed and not as good as its follow-up "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia", but for the most part it still is a fun ride. Enjoy.
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Before 2000's "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia" came out and had Dandy Warhols songs in TV ads for everything from Michelob beer to Nissan automobiles to pretty much everything else, "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" was winning accolades as being one of the most entertaining videos to run on MTV since the glory days of Russell Mulcahy's work with Duran Duran, "Boys Better" was spicing up the soundtrack to "Good Will Hunting" and "Every Day Should Be A Holiday" was adding a touch of class to "There's Something About Mary" (admittedly not so difficult to do).
"The Dandy Warhols Come Down" marks Portland, Oregon's most enigmatic (yet sonically accessible) band's major-label debut with Capitol/EMI, and considering the massive wave of neo-psychedelic indie-pop that flooded the music industry in 1997 (not in the least among the stand-outs being Cornershop's "When I Was Born For The th Time" and Primal Scream's masterpiece "Vanishing Point"), it is probably understandable that "...Come Down" managed to slip beneath the radar of most music fans. However, those who have made the effort to experience this CD are seldom regretfull for doing so. From the dreamy and extended introduction of "Be-In" (the song used to open most Dandys live shows to this day) to the experimental soundscapes of "Pete International Airport" and "The Creep-Out" there are a vaiety of trippy grooves and joyful summertime pop tunes, including the afforementioned pop hookfests "...Last Junkie...", "Boys Better", "...Holiday", as well as the aural equivalent of a flower opening its bloom and facing the sun, "Good Morning" and the name-dropping hipster chic of "Cool As Kim Deal".
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5.0 out of 5 stars If You Like VU or DrugRock This is for You Nov. 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
I got Come Down as a gift not ever hearing of them before. My jaw dropped when I found myself eating up the CD, and feeling like somebody found me a diamond in the rough. I'm a big fan of VU and I can't really compare the two, except to say that the two groups are what I would call "Cool" music. The whole aesthetic defines "cool." VU is by far the more creative band, no contest, but this DW album is liken to the Son of Cool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strap On Your Trippy Helmet For This One... Aug. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
Before you play Come Down, be sure to strap yourself in. If you've never heard the Dandys before, you're in for one amazing ride. Songs on Come Down range from slow and trippy to quick and clever. Lyrically, the Dandy's are a bit irreverent. Would they ever stop to think, "Gee, do I offend?" No WAY! So don't expect politically correct. Just expect to be taken somewhere far, far away, where the neighbor's dog doesn't bark and your little brother isn't a jerk and time slows to a stop...but you don't care.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great June 20 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
One of my favorites!! A truly interesting sound. "Not if you were the last junkie..." will take you right back to the 90s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of America's Best Bands March 1 2003
By Martin A Hogan TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The Dandy Warhols are not deep lyricists, but that is far from the point. The band is nothing short of amazing. Containing a strong bass beat and layered guitars, the Warhols provide true dance party music. Mostly known for the party hit, "Every Day Should Be A Holiday", the rest of the album is just as much on par. "Boys Better" has a sexy thumping bass drive and the electronic keyboards add a singeing emphasis. Many will not enjoy the 'sound effects' that introduce some songs, but they are actually great lead-ins. Not all the songs are hard rockers, as the great acoustical compositions, "Whipping Tree" and "Green" show. "The Creep Out" closes the album with a slow crescendo rising beat and some weird, but effective sound effects that here, do add to the song. A great album!
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