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|4. Country Leaver|
|6. Horse Pills|
|7. Get Off|
|9. Cool Scene|
|10. Bohemian Like You|
|12. Big Indian|
|13. The Gospel|
13 Tales From Urban Bohemia, the third album from the Dandy Warhols, has the band departing from the degenerate slacker psychedelia of their previous works. Well, mostly. From the first three tracks of Urban Bohemia, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's business as usual for the Dandys. However, when the slide guitar (and, yes, banjo) of "Country Leaver" kicks in, it's clear that Courtney Taylor is taking his Portland, Oregon-based band somewhere different. From that point, the album changes tack and becomes one of the catchiest--and sardonic--American rock albums in recent memory. "Solid" is all upbeat harmonies about the joy of getting over a previous lover, while "Horse Pills"--which starts with Taylor's deadpan and indifferent command to "kick it"--is all big, fuzzy guitars and hip-hop beats wielded against too-rich, silicon-and-valium-addicted divorcées. Easy targets, to be sure, but it's when the Dandys focus their attention on wannabe artsy types on "Bohemian Like You" that this album truly proves its worth, with a guitar riff lifted straight off of the Rolling Stones, backed by some Hammond organ and one of the catchiest sing-along choruses since Pulp's "Common People". With obvious influences ranging from Lou Reed to the Cult to Adam and the Ants, 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia is a classic, and classy, rock album. --Robert Burrow
I love this album and will always love this album. It's got a great mix of stoner rock. The Glory Days of the Dandy Warhols.Published 21 months ago by Matthew Van Deventer
One of the best albums of the last five years.
Put it on at a party and and you will see why. There is something for everyone on this disc and the grooves are infectious. Read more
I just don't understand bands that have sensational released songs and the rest of their album's unreleased songs are nothing like the released ones either in quality, style or... Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Mr James N Simpson
The professionals above can say it better than I, this CD is wonderful. Superior to The Strokes when looking at new unique directions in Rock and Roll. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by A Wyrick
I live in Portland and I've seen this band live on several occasions. They arn't a bad band as far as local band goes. They are worth the cover charge. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003 by Mike S.
I was hoping to hear more songs such as "Bohemian Like You", but what I heard was amateurish, self-indulgent, [stuff]. Read morePublished on April 14 2003 by Bill Michael