Review of Become The Enemy
by Johnny Dee
From The Guide, 7th October 2006
Pick Of The Week
It is easy to imagine the Lemonheads' Evan Dando as the grunge Pete Doherty, a hopeless screw-up who lurched from the arms of Liam Gallagher to the arms of Courtney Love. In reality he's the slacker Elvis Costello - a brilliant lyricist who captures being a romantic loser. After a huge gap, Dando's relaunched band are every bit as good as the one he left behind in the mid-1990s when he was Britpop's adopted American drug buddy. Become The Enemy is a typical Lemonheads song - an admission that along with the overflowing ashtrays, car wreck on the front lawn and unpaid bills, the end of a love affair was his fault too. It comes in the form of a big, loose ballad that sticks in your head like silly putty and is utterly lovable.