Review of The Lemonheads
by Shawn Telford
From Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 2006
Since the band's inception in '86, Evan Dando has been the only consistent player in the Lemonheads lineup. After a long hiatus from the band, a stint as a solo artist and a tour as the frontman for a reformed MC5, Dando reassembled the three-piece with drummer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and bassist Karl Alvarez (Descendents). The trio spent 18 months on again, off again recording an album that is loud, fast and surprisingly flat considering it's the first Lemonheads album in 10 years. Perhaps expectations are high, but overall -- much like Dando's drawling vocals -- the album isn't as exciting as it should be.