Dongs of Sevotion

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Kelly
    Nov 24, 2001
    10
    Bill Callahan is a very gifted musician and songwriter- each album is so different from the rest- he is constantly experimenting- any album by Smog is great but my personal favorites are "Kicking a Couple Around" and "Knock, Knock" "Red Apple Falls and Wild Love" are excellent also.
  2. ChrisL
    Feb 16, 2005
    8
    Brilliant. His best.
  3. RyanC
    Feb 22, 2005
    9
    If the last track here doesnt make you stop what you are doing and feel a shiver, then you are possibly not human
  4. KevinK
    Apr 29, 2005
    9
    "Dongs of Sevotion" succeeds, despite its annoying title. Most fans of smog or (smog), will enjoy this release, as it combines some of the finer elements of "Knock Knock" and "Red Apple Falls". Lyrically, Bill Callahan is at his best with sardonic gems like "Dress Sexy At My Funeral" and "Permanent Smile". In short, fans of melody, cunning lyrics, or (smog) in general will find this album "Dongs of Sevotion" succeeds, despite its annoying title. Most fans of smog or (smog), will enjoy this release, as it combines some of the finer elements of "Knock Knock" and "Red Apple Falls". Lyrically, Bill Callahan is at his best with sardonic gems like "Dress Sexy At My Funeral" and "Permanent Smile". In short, fans of melody, cunning lyrics, or (smog) in general will find this album an enjoyable addition to their library. Expand
  5. LeonardoF
    Jul 5, 2005
    10
    Lyrically and melodically brilliant.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A remarkably spare and focused collection?
  2. Back in the real world, fans of the disconnected Callahan know what to expect. They're a loyal breed who puzzle over his dryly funny lyrics and file the CDs next to Mark Eitzel and Nick Cave... His best yet.
  3. 70
    Callahan has a gift for expressing complex human issues -- death, depression, retribution, separation -- through uncomplicated language.