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  • Summary: The singer/songwriter/guitarist returns to the studio for the first time since 1996, when he recorded his final album as leader of the Lemonheads. Here, he's joined by Jon Brion on four tracks, as well as members of Giant Sand, Calexico, and Spacehog.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. A blissful happiness pervades 'Baby I'm Bored', but then that's Evan all over.
  2. 'Baby I'm Bored' is the album Dando's fans hoped he would return with.
  3. 80
    Shambling and confessional. [May 2003, p.116]
  4. The biggest problem with Baby I'm Bored is that getting to the good stuff requires slogging through the initial four tracks.
  5. There's nothing bad here, but also nothing new. [June 2003, p.103]
  6. As with his last two releases, Baby I'm Bored is gutted by under-worked, inconsequential two-minute ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. ChrisT
    Feb 17, 2004
    10
    This is album is stunning! It hurts its so good! sweet rock and roll
  2. jasona
    Apr 9, 2003
    8
    Hey, maybe its not cool to like Evan Dando anymore but i was never cool in the first place. It takes about 3 listens to really absorb this cd Hey, maybe its not cool to like Evan Dando anymore but i was never cool in the first place. It takes about 3 listens to really absorb this cd and appreciate it. Deeply personal songs or so it would seem, i dig it. Plus the track "waking up" cowritten by that lucky ba#tard who married Liv Tyler is pretty good as well. Expand
  3. PaulaD
    Feb 25, 2004
    8
    I'm giving this an 8. I've been meaning to buy this album for ages now. Evan came to Perth this weekend just gone so I went out and I'm giving this an 8. I've been meaning to buy this album for ages now. Evan came to Perth this weekend just gone so I went out and bought it beforehand so I'd know some of his new tunes. I have always been a huge Lemonheads fan and this album did not disappoint me. I've always found that the Lemonheads managed to balance and mash up between folk/rock/country/pop and even though a few tunes on this album have more of a country feel to what I'd normall like, I still loved it. Maybe I'm biased because I've been a Lemonheads fan for over 10 years. If you get a chance to see Evan live any time soon I'd recommend going because it was one of the best live performances I've seen in a long time. He has an amazingly beautiful and strong voice live and I'd never, ever miss a chance to see the man with just his guitar, ever again. Expand

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