Welcome To The Monkey House

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2003
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia might still be the band's most accomplished album, but by embracing their emptiness and stylishness on Welcome to the Monkey House, they've crafted an album that is no less enjoyable because of its disposability.
  2. On first pass the album might feel like a lateral or even backward step. After repeated spins, however, its subtler arrangements take up digs in your head like pesky squatters who one day, inexplicably, start doing chores or even paying rent.
  3. Urb
    60
    There are fewer acerbic-tinged, catchy pop tracks that made thier last two efforts so essential. [Oct 2003, p.86]
  4. Feels like a prototype for something not yet fully realized.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    5
    After the good debut and superb 13 tales, the Dandies kept releasing only some good songs on filler-filled albums. Its not until 2012 theyAfter the good debut and superb 13 tales, the Dandies kept releasing only some good songs on filler-filled albums. Its not until 2012 they would release a full release full with good tracks. Full Review »
  2. j30
    Mar 22, 2012
    4
    What's with indie rockers trading their instruments for synthesizers? Welcome To The Monkey House by the Dandy Warhols is a complete letdownWhat's with indie rockers trading their instruments for synthesizers? Welcome To The Monkey House by the Dandy Warhols is a complete letdown of a follow-up to the excellent Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, whose concise song-writing is now nowhere to be seen. Full Review »
  3. JohnC
    Mar 6, 2007
    9
    Man .... I love this album and have played it more often than any other album I own.