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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. Jul 28, 2011
    9
    This is an absolute pearl. One of the few albums I always listen as one track. With 'Sleep' as my favorite. I haven't heard from them for a while, but this album is always with me in my car! Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2013
    9
    CLASSIC. Essential modern rock album. Very moody and excellent songs progression. Listen to it as a whole. From the start of Godless to the pop hit Bohemian Like you, Big Indian, Nietzsche, Get Off... a bunch of great songs and a great album. Expand

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