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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the alternative rock band was recorded in Courtney Taylor's basement on cassette before being mixed by Jim Lowe.
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The Grow Up Song
Good night to zombies and all night homies again and again and again All of my friends are monies Even Johnny is a daft I... I guess We get together... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
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  1. Apr 6, 2016
    This LP is pure Dandy Warhols, saturated with Courtney Taylor-Taylor's moody, drawled vocals, wailing guitars and introspective, oddball lyricism.
  2. Apr 13, 2016
    Overall, Distortland represents the kind of mix and match bag of tricks we've come to expect from The Dandy Warhols and while not quite attaining classic status, is a welcome return for a band who've never been afraid to stick two fingers in the face of adversity.
  3. Magnet
    Jun 1, 2016
    The Dandys haven’t sounded this simultaneously energized and devil-may-care since the Duran Duran-polished synthpop of 2003’s Welcome To The Monkey House. [No. 131, p.52]
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 5, 2016
    Distortland continues Taylor's more ruminative songwriting. [May 2016, p.107]
  5. Apr 25, 2016
    Distortland may not see them return to the genius pop level they had up until 2003's ‘Welcome To The Monkey House’. But it is much closer.
  6. Apr 22, 2016
    It’s messy and, true to its title, chock-full of distortion and fuzz but it’s an organised mess with great instrument placements and wide spaces between the players that allow them to revel in dynamically roaming around these songs.
  7. Uncut
    Apr 5, 2016
    Their profoundly boring ninth album resembles sketches toward another unnecessary Stone Roses comeback. [May 2016, p.71]

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