Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Clever and droll but also hypnotic and mysterious.
  2. Monkey House doesn't contain as many excellent songs as Thirteen Tales (which enjoyed more memorable hooks and catchier lyrics), but it is, unquestionably, the group's most thematically grounded and bracing record to date, celebrating and critiquing the messiness of the music world as effectively as any album in recent memory.
  3. 83
    The progression into synthetics and New Order-isms seems so natural, it's almost hard to imagine the Dandys could ever have made music any other way. [#7, p.86]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    After 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
    What'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
    Man .... I love this album and have played it more often than any other album I own.