The Dandy Warhols - Distortland
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2016 Ratings: #643 / 926
User Score
Based on 17 ratings
April 8, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dine Alone / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

This LP is pure Dandy Warhols, saturated with Courtney Taylor-Taylor's moody, drawled vocals, wailing guitars and introspective, oddball lyricism.

80
God Is in the TV
The Dandy Warhols are sounding energised and certainly not ready to throw the towel or indeed 1980s cassette player in yet
70
AllMusic

Although it isn't their strongest work, Distortland is an enjoyable late-era addition to their catalog that breathes as much as it pleases.

70
PopMatters
The most versatile tracks are not always the most immediately successful, but they’re gratifying nonetheless.
70
Drowned in Sound

Overall, Distortland represents the kind of mix and match bag of tricks we've come to expect from The Dandy Warhols and while not quite attaining classic status, is a welcome return for a band who've never been afraid to stick two fingers in the face of adversity.

67
Consequence of Sound

The Dandy Warhols aren’t doing anything new on Distortland, and they still sound as dispensable and indispensable as ever.

64
Sputnikmusic

There are a handful of potential hits on Distortland, still they needed some structuring or at least a more powerful instrumental to be compelling.

60
Clash

‘Distortland' may not see them return to the genius pop level they had up until 2003's ‘Welcome To The Monkey House’. But it is much closer.

50
musicOMH

It too often sounds like a diluted version of what’s gone before, a collection that struggles to reach the highs of old.

lucacdornelles
34
Very bad.
SONGS RANKED:
10. All the Girls in London
9. Styggo
8. Catcher in the Rye
7. The Grow Up Song
6. Give
5. You Are Killing Me
4. Doves
3. Search Party
2. Semper Fidelis
1. Pope Reverend Jim
Fallendomino
55
The Dandy Warhols seemed to have lost their exuberance, as well as their semi-decent lyrical prowess. "Distortland" is exactly what you would imagine: A dreary, distorted sound envelopes a decrepit amusement park like a poisonous mist. Further, akin to joy at this "land", signature melodies are also absent.

Notable Songs: "Styggo"; "The Grow Up Song"
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Track List

  1. Search Party
  2. Semper Fidelis
  3. Pope Reverend Jim
  4. Catcher in the Rye
  5. Styggo
  6. Give
  7. You Are Killing Me
  8. All the Girls in London
  9. Doves
  10. The Grow Up Song
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Added on: January 30, 2016