Review of The Lemonheads
by Sara Skolnick
From The Daily Free Press, Boston October 2006
Evan Dando presents his first album in 10 years with The Lemonheads and proves he is more than just the pretty face of '90s alt-pop. With traces of the humble, laid back sound of 1992's It's a Shame About Ray, Dando triumphantly returns to the melodic charm of previous records. For the group's latest self-titled release, he has assembled drummer Bill Stevenson and bassist Karl Alvarez, both of the Descendents and All, as well as a guest cameo by J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. The Lemonheads swings between well-crafted rock and country tracks, while maintaining the innocent and shyly introspective lyricism Dando is known for. Despite a substantial time gap between Lemonheads releases, Dando stays loyal to the catchy, nostalgic sound that will please old fans and convert a few new ones along the way.