Review of The Lemonheads
by Kitty Empire
From The Observer, 24th September 2006
Those who remember the Lemonheads' breakthrough hit, 1992's cover of 'Mrs Robinson', may not be aware of the scuffed splendour of their own guitar-pop confections. Reconvened after 10 years, the band now count two members of seminal US punk outfit the Descendents in their number. Main man Evan Dando's fellow late-Eighties Massachusetts alumnus J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr ) unleashes furry solos on a couple of tracks too. Although this self-titled eighth album clatters along a touch more briskly than back in the day, Dando's tousled appeal is totally intact. Grown-up love songs don't come more rueful than 'Become the Enemy', this lovely album's gateway single.