Mo Reviews

Fine review from subba-cultcha.com:

The Dandy Warhols have a bounciness that infuses the bulk of their music, a spring in their collective step, which frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor has brought shamelessly to the work he’s done on the Wolfmen’s second full length record. Listening to Married To The Eiffel Tower is like taking a step back a few years to the Dandy Warhols circa their own sophomore album – the deepness of the vocals, catchiness of the melodies, the general joie de vivre their music imports. The results are an impressive and very summery record, the kind you can imagine a festival crowd in the baking sun lapping up with warm beer and stinky skunk, it’s that kinda record.

‘Mr Sunday’ is an immediate highlight, upbeat and wantonly cheerful, before the slower, more eclectic ‘Jackie (Is It My Birthday)’, which features Sinead O’Connor taking up some vocal duties. ‘Wam Bam JFK’ is a tad grittier, the higher reaches of the vocal line sounding very Dandy’s-esque and the vocal hook of the chorus giving the song impetus and drive. The drums that kick off ‘The Cowboy’s Dream’ sound slightly Eels-esque and ‘The Coca Cola Kid’ is pleasantly smooth and accomplished.

Overall, this is a fun record, good to listen to on a sunny day and full of feelgood vibes and warm, cuddly songs. There’s hints of T-Rex throughout but the driving influence is clearly Taylor-Taylor and the Dandy’s of old. For fans of both, this is a record you should hear, and will certainly enjoy.

 


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