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  • Summary: The quintet's sixth album produced by Rob Schnapf is its first on the Anti label.

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Jackie Wants a Black Eye
Jackie wants a black eye Some proof that she's been hit John wants the answers But the questions just don't fit And they're sittin' in the rain And... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. This is still a Dr. Dog album and it's bound to put a smile on your face. These guys have a real knack for making classic-sounding rock & roll and Shame, Shame is the sound of a fine band really hitting its stride.
  2. The point is, there's nothing not to like about Shame, Shame unless you're looking for some inscrutable puzzle to solve. However, if you want something you can just sit back and soak up, well, missing this album would be the real shame.
  3. These 11 tunes stretch out over 40 minutes like a yawn after a good nap, and they're nearly as refreshing.
  4. Q Magazine
    For their sixth album, the quintet have finally made theor cranky Americana into fully fledged classic rock. [May 2010, p.118]
  5. With co-producer Rob Schnapf at the helm, Dr. Dog don't sound like mere imitators--they sound like an unusually hook-savvy indie band whose taut, touching songs about friendship ("Jackie Wants a Black Eye") and life on the road ("Station") begin as straight pop rock and take thrilling turns into psychedelia.
  6. It's not very ambitious, it's not very original, and it's not very deep, but what it is is fun and what it does is give you a half hour to lose yourself in a little sun-dried nostalgia.
  7. Uncut
    More by accident than design, it works sometimes. [Aug 2010, p.79]

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  1. DaveD
    Apr 12, 2010
    Awesome album, looking forward to seeing them live.
  2. DavidM.
    Apr 8, 2010
    A bit of a grower, but probably their best album yet. Unbearable why, where'd all the time go... the title track, each and every song is A bit of a grower, but probably their best album yet. Unbearable why, where'd all the time go... the title track, each and every song is a welcome addition to their repertoire. Collapse
  3. AaronD.
    Apr 8, 2010
    I took be a couple listens but I think this album is very good. Jackie Wants a Black Eye is now one of my favorite Dr. Dog songs.
  4. UptonK.
    Apr 12, 2010
    Good garage band stuff. The songs are a little unformed and not catchy, but you have to admire their energy.
  5. djb.
    Apr 12, 2010
    Good, but not we all belong/fate good.

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