April 29th, 2012, 10:39 AM
Picked this up on Tuesday ( along with Jack White's mega - badass " Blunderbuss " ). I would give this album a B- for a grade ( and I am a huge Dandy's fan ). It would have been a solid B except for the train - wreck cover of " 16 tons." Very dark tone throughout the entire album. Definitely the type of album meant to be listened to as a full album and not just singles. If you are a Dandy's fan, you will be happy with this album. If you are looking for an introduction album to the band, this is not the album to initially purchase ( try " Welcome To The Monkey House " ). This cut is quickly becoming my favorite. Co - written with David J of Bauhaus / Love and Rockets fame. That little riff is very, very Bauhaus. I put this album in my " reading a book and drinking a cup of coffee on Sunday morning " listening rotation.