The Lemonheads - The Lemonheads
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  • Summary: The Evan Dando-led band (now down to a trio) returns with its first studio disc in ten years. J Mascis guests.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The Lemonheads is nearly as great as the band's masterpiece, It's A Shame About Ray, and far more dependable than the runner-up Come On Feel The Lemonheads. And it may be more fun than either.
  2. 80
    A moody, giddy, charming album, as ragged and dynamic as those the band were making half a lifetime ago. [Oct 2006, p.100]
  3. The Lemonheads 2006 may not be breaking any new creative ground, but they couldn't sound in ruder health.
  4. The first Lemonheads record in 10 years makes a great case for meat and potatoes, verses and choruses, distortion pedals and minimal production.
  5. Most listeners with a soft spot for those early-90s Lemonheads records will get a good spin out of The Lemonheads.
  6. 60
    Agreeably chunky guitar pop. [Nov 2006, p.102]
  7. The Lemonheads is full of, for better or worse, comfort music. It radiates a blunted nostalgic glow that seeps through the frequent musical languor.

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. Nov 9, 2012
    The only other record I have by the Lemonheads is their best of. The telling thing about this record is that there is very little (maybe 1 or 2 tracks) that would get anywhere near that best of. As an album, it is as good as anything they've done for a decade. Bubblegum rock at its grungiest. The thing is, its best moments borrow heavily from their classic 90's efforts and at time border on rehashing. If you like The Lemonheads, you'll really enjoy this but otherwise it wont tell you anythign new. Expand

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