The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1993 Ratings: #47 / 370
User Score
Based on 80 ratings
1993 Ratings: #30
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October 5, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Blast First / Label
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Some of the best and most tortured lyrics from the 90's Alt Rock scene that it can be really hard to be in the mood to listen to Gentlemen but when I am, this album hits way too hard way too fast. Great concept and just greatly displayed by its disturbing nature such as from the album cover to a lot self-hatred filling the lyrics to the brim but with many songs talking a more mellow approach and whilst handling this hate-filled breakup the album displayed properly showing multiple aspects and ... read more
One of the best rock albums of the 90's that details the demise of a toxic relationship in harrowing and dramatic fashion. The "gentleman" in the story appears to be anything but that as he abuses drugs, gaslights his partner, and seems mostly motivated by carnal desire. His story is told through Greg Dulli's voice, which is absolutely one of the most flawed yet powerful set of pipes in rock. A guest female vocalist is brought in for one track so that we may hear the contrasting side ... read more
11. Brother Woodrow / Closing Prayer
10. If I Were Going
9. Gentlemen
8. My Curse
7. Debonair
6. Fountain and Fairfax
5. Now You Know
4. Be Sweet
3. What Jail is Like
2. When We Two Parted
1. I Keep Coming Back
Fav track(s): Fountain and Fairfax; Now You Know;
Least fav track(s): Gentlemen; When We Two Parted;
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Track List

  1. If I Were Going
  2. Gentlemen
  3. Be Sweet
  4. Debonair
  5. When We Two Parted
  6. Fountain and Fairfax
  7. What Jail Is Like
  8. My Curse
  9. Now You Know
  10. I Keep Coming Back
  11. Brother Woodrow/Closing Prayer
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