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
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  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. RayShame
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    The Lemonheads...are...back...Holy S**t!...lock up your sons and daughters! Not as good as "Ray", fine...nothing Dando and co. ever do will be, that record is a stone masterpiece. But this album is good. Maybe great. What do you want from me? It's just so great to have them back!!!!! Expand
  2. MattD.
    Oct 6, 2006
    9
    A couple songs sound a bit out of place, but are good - and they provide needed change of pace in this excellent power pop CD.
  3. Raindog1972
    Jul 25, 2007
    9
    Excellent return to form from Dando. A little too short given the long wait, but overall everything an excellent pop record should be...
  4. AnthonyJ
    Sep 28, 2006
    8
    My expectations were high, and they were met--maybe even exceeded. A great album that stands up with the best 'Heads stuff from the 90's. Better, more consistent than Baby I'm Bored, and more upbeat and fun. Expand
  5. JyotirmayaD
    May 2, 2007
    7
    I love the Lemonheads' great catalogue of good songs, but this album is only half-good. There are some winners and stinkers on it...
  6. markh
    Sep 28, 2006
    7
    this album is not a classic, not even up there with Lovey. But what the hell... it's great to have him back.
  7. DustinT
    Oct 17, 2006
    6
    Definitly not dando best release. How ever I'll take any thing consistant espacially with the all star cast he lined up to record the disc.

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