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Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third album from the Portland, Ore. indie-rock band failed to elevate their standing in their home country, although they continue to sell well (and receive favorable press) in Europe.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
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  1. Without a doubt one of the best pop records of the year.
  2. 90
    A stoner's paradise from start to finish. Most pleasurable.
  3. An 800-pound gorilla of winning, eclectic rock 'n' roll.... Thirteen Tales may be the most joyous, instantly likable rock record you'll hear this year.
  4. There isn't the slightest pause between any of the tracks on Thirteen Tales, just one big schmeer of good-rockin' vibes cresting and troughing for the length of this ode to, well, hipness.
  5. 80
    One of the better albums released this year...
  6. Dandies can still harmonize you into a trance, but they've replaced the dreamy drone of 1997's . . . The Dandy Warhols Come Down with more diverse atmospherics.
  7. Being that the band's name is derivative, so are many of these Thirteen Tales they tell.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. DeeSee
    Jan 29, 2005
    10
    Fantastic album, one of my desert island CDs.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jun 22, 2004
    10
    this CD is amazing.
  3. DanielW.
    May 17, 2008
    10
    Brilliant.
  4. becw
    Jul 5, 2005
    10
    gorgeous. this is a cd to get drunk on red wine to.. this cd is so goddamn SEXY
  5. JosephB
    Oct 5, 2006
    10
    This album is beautiful. It's such a shame that so few people have ever listened to it before writting the Dandys off as a one-hit-wonder. Every song is brilliant, this album inspired me to start making music Expand
  6. NikT
    Apr 21, 2007
    10
    Great album. Every song is amazing. My favorite is Bohemian Like You
  7. VidarT.
    Oct 11, 2007
    9
    One of the best releases in 2000, an album spanning from the mellow and alternative to pure rock and roll, always melodic and almost annoyingly catchy. Expand

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