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Review of The Lemonheads
by Simon Williams

From Classic Rock October 2006

Alternative pin-up Evan Dando was always good at bouncing goofy ideas off of other musicians - as suggested by the alarming roll-call of rhythm sections who've backed him since the mid 80s - but making his eighth album with drummer Bill Stevenson and bassist Karl Alvarez (Descendents/Black Flag) is still pretty impressive.

The mainman may have endured various traumas and drug problems since hitting the big-time in the 90s yet the first Lemonheads album for 10 years is a typically buoyant affair, marrying Dando's timeless puppy-dog pop sensibilities with his cohorts' dynamite punk skills to terrific effect on Rule Of Three, and if the pace ever drops then Baby's Home represents a great happy/sad breather.

Charmingly rowdy, as ever.

7/10

 

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