...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...

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...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...
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Studio album by The Dandy Warhols
Released May 5, 2008
Recorded 2008
Length 69:15
Label Beat the World
Producer Courtney Taylor-Taylor
The Dandy Warhols chronology
Odditorium or Warlords of Mars
(2005)
...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...
(2008)
The Dandy Warhols Are Sound
(2009)
Singles from ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...
  1. "Mission Control"
    Released: June 28, 2008

...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols, recorded in 2008 and released on May 19, 2008 and is the first album released on their self-founded Beat the World Records label, after leaving Capitol Records in 2007.

The album continues in a similar electro-rock style to 2003's Welcome to the Monkey House, following the psychedelic guitar-rock of 2005's Odditorium or Warlords of Mars.[citation needed] One single, "Mission Control", was released from the album.

Musical style[edit]

The album continues in a similar electro-rock style to 2003's Welcome to the Monkey House, following the psychedelic rock of 2005's Odditorium or Warlords of Mars.[citation needed]

Release[edit]

...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... was released for download and streaming play on May 19, 2008, with the CD version of the album following on August 18. It is their first release on their self-founded Beat the World Records label, after leaving Capitol Records in 2007.

"Mission Control" was released as the sole single from the album on June 28.[1] Music videos for all songs except "Wasp in the Lotus", "Love Song", "Beast of All Saints", "Valerie Yum" and "Musee du Nougat" were released.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 46/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club C−[4]
Blender 2/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[5]
The Guardian 1/5 stars[6]
Mojo 2/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork 3.5/10[8]
PopMatters 3/10[9]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[10]
Spin 5/10[11]

The album received a generally negative response from critics. While Robert Christgau gave it a two-star rating, signifying an "Honorable Mention",[5] and AllMusic called it "a giant leap in the right direction" after the "uneven" Odditorium or Warlords of Mars,[3] The Guardian calling it "achingly dull".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The World The People Together (Come On)" Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström 4:42
2. "Mission Control"   2:16
3. "Welcome to the Third World"   5:50
4. "Wasp in the Lotus"   4:36
5. "And Then I Dreamt of Yes"   4:42
6. "Talk Radio"   5:28
7. "Love Song" (featuring Mark Knopfler and Mike Campbell) Taylor-Taylor, Graham Goble 3:48
8. "Now You Love Me"   3:09
9. "Mis Amigos"   4:31
10. "The Legend of the Last of the Outlaw Truckers AKA the Ballad of Sheriff Shorty"   3:44
11. "Beast of All Saints"   4:47
12. "Valerie Yum" Taylor-Taylor, Rozz Rezabek 7:01
13. "Musee D'Nougat"   14:46

Personnel[edit]

The Dandy Warhols
Additional personnel
  • Greg Gordon – engineering and mixing
  • Jeremy Sherrer – engineering
  • Jacob Martin Portrait – mixing
  • Steve Marcusson – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mission Control – Single by The Dandy Warhols on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Earth To The Dandy Warhols - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Earth to the Dandy Warhols - The Dandy Warhols : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rizov, Vadim (August 19, 2008). "The Dandy Warhols: Earth To The Dandy Warhols". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Dandy Warhols". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Rogers, Jude (August 15, 2008). "Pop review: The Dandy Warhols, ... Earth to the Dandy Warhols ...". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...". Mojo (179): 110. October 2008. 
  8. ^ Harvey, Eric (August 18, 2008). "The Dandy Warhols: ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ Sawdey, Evan (August 19, 2008). "The Dandy Warhols: ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... < PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (August 18, 2008). "The Dandy Warhols: Earth to the Dandy Warhols". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ Wood, Mikael. "The Dandy Warhols, '...Earth to the Dandy Warhols' (Beat the World)". spin.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 

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