Random Desire

Greg Dulli - Random Desire
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #103 / 181
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2020 Ratings: #184
February 21, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Royal Cream, BMG / Label
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Doublez
72
Random Desire is an album that goes a little bit unnoticed, although it is still on the home page, probably because the name Greg Dulli doesn't particularly speak for itself, yet he is a fantastic artist who has done so much good with his bands Afghan Whigs / The Twilight Singers and who has just released a charming Alternative Rock album.

It's hard to acclimatize immediately and easily to his voice and music, it's an album that takes time and several listenings, especially because there's an ... read more
80
A fantastic little album for a Dulli devotee like myself. It's all within his wheelhouse but some stylistic and pacing choices might make this the first project in his long-lived career that I would consider an honest grower. It's not one of his misfires and I don't think it belongs to his pantheon but time will tell. As of now. I love the self referential flourishes throughout such as bringing the Oriole guitar line, which Greg has been upfront on having special meaning to him, to burn out on ... read more
HoodieBraden
33
This album's production and mixing were some of the worst I have heard this year. I couldn't understand what the lyrics were because the lackluster instrumentation was too loud and fuzzy. But in a way, I'm glad that I couldn't hear Dulli so easily because, based on what I was able to make out, his generic lyricism is so hilariously bad that it almost made me cringe at times. Those matched with his terrible vocals make for a very unpleasant sound. I'm not sure what you guys are hearing in this, ... read more
JayCrackers
74
If you like the band The Afghan Whigs or The Twilight Singers check out this album by their lead sing Greg Dulli with his new alternative rock album Random Desire as it is a nice little album which fans of is work is bound to love. even if it is a pretty safe album it is well made and highly enjoyable.

Track Review

Pantomima 7.5/10
Sempre 7.5/10
Marry Me 7/10
The Tide 7.5/10
Scorpio 7.5/10
It Falls Apart 7/10
A Ghost 7.5/10
Lockless 7.5/10
Black Moon 7.5/10
Slow Pan 7/10

Average 7.4/10
Shearer
50
god the mixing and the vocals can get so dogshit, it's unbearable at times. its boring. i try but i just can't pull anything out of this record that is memorable.
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Added on: December 3, 2019