Mclusky Do Dallas

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Mclusky Do Dallas
Studio album by
Released1 April 2002
RecordedApril–June 2001
LabelToo Pure
ProducerSteve Albini
Mclusky chronology
My Pain and Sadness Is More Sad and Painful Than Yours
Mclusky Do Dallas
The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire
Singles from Mclusky Do Dallas
  1. "Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues"
    Released: 1 January 2001
  2. "Whoyouknow"
    Released: 30 July 2001
  3. "To Hell with Good Intentions"
    Released: 11 March 2002
  4. "Alan Is a Cowboy Killer"
    Released: 9 September 2002

Mclusky Do Dallas is the second studio album by Welsh indie rock band Mclusky, released on 1 April 2002 by Too Pure.

Mclusky Do Dallas spawned four singles: "Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues", "Whoknowyou", "To Hell with Good Intentions", and "Alan Is a Cowboy Killer". The album was re-released on limited edition white marble and clear orange vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive in 2012.

The album's title is a spin on the 1978 pornographic film Debbie Does Dallas.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

The album received critical acclaim upon release. Tim DiGravina of AllMusic wrote that the album is "every bit as dynamic, thunderous, and accomplished as Relationship of Command, Come on Pilgrim, and Nevermind [...] The mad vocals of Andy Falkous make Black Francis look like a geeky school kid in comparison", ending the review by calling it "a fascinating, addictive album that never grows old, never takes itself too seriously, and never grates despite its absolutely raging dynamics."[5] Chris Dahlen of Pitchfork wrote that their "infectiously poppy songwriting [...] works to keep the mood varied" given that their "straight-up songs" are "wrack(ed) with nervous energy", calling it "one of the tightest, jumpiest, straight-up rock albums around."[6]


In addition to the ones listed below, the song "To Hell with Good Intentions" was ranked number 40 in BBC Radio DJ John Peel's Festive Fifty for 2002.

Publication Country Accolade Rank
Pitchfork US Top 200 Albums of the 2000s 94[7]
Cokemachineglow Canada Top 100 Albums of the 2000s 15[8]
Beats Per Minute US The Top 100 Albums of the 2000s 66[9]
The A.V. Club US The best music of the decade 48[10]
NME UK The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time 353[11]
NME UK Top 100 Albums of the 2000s 82[12]
eMusic US eMusic’s 100 albums of the decade 74[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andy Falkous, Jonathan Chapple, and Matthew Harding, except where noted.

1."Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues" 1:51
2."No New Wave No Fun" 2:19
3."Collagen Rock" 2:52
4."What We've Learned" 1:54
5."Day of the Deadringers" 3:01
6."Dethink to Survive" 1:58
7."Fuck This Band" 3:38
8."To Hell with Good Intentions" 2:25
9."Clique Application Form" 1:53
10."The World Loves Us and Is Our Bitch" 2:23
11."Alan Is a Cowboy Killer" 4:09
12."Gareth Brown Says" 1:50
  • Falkous
  • Chapple
  • Harding
  • Simon Alexander
14."Whoyouknow / Reviewing the Reviewers" 3:53



  1. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Mclusky Do Dallas – Mclusky". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ Segal, Victoria. "Mclusky : Mclusky Do Dallas". NME. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ Dahlen, Chris (19 September 2002). "Mclusky: Mclusky Do Dallas". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ "The Breakdown". Spin. 19 (2): 99. February 2003. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Mclusky Do Dallas – Mclusky". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  6. ^ Dahlen, Chris (19 September 2002). "Mclusky: Mclusky Do Dallas". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ Pitchfork staff (30 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 100–51". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
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