Party Store

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Party Store
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Studio album by The Dirtbombs
Released February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)[1]
Genre Garage punk
Label In The Red
The Dirtbombs chronology
We Have You Surrounded
Party Store

Party Store is the fifth studio album by American garage rock band The Dirtbombs, released on February 1, 2011. The album was released on the In The Red Records label.


Party Store is the fifth full-length LP for The Dirtbombs and their second cover album. The tracks are all covers of classic Detroit techno songs by luminaries of the genre such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May. Comparing it to their 2001 covers album Ultraglide in Black, Mick Collins has said, "The major difference … is that 'Ultraglide' was planned and 'Party Store' was not. 'Ultraglide' was an attempt to show that those were valid rock songs, that it didn’t matter what the source was — anything can be made a rock song. We had set out to prove something. 'Party Store' was actually an experiment to see if those songs could be done in a different context. 'Ultraglide' was a statement, whereas 'Party Store' was a question. [2]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[5]
PopMatters (9/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]

The album received a score of 70 on Metacritic, indicating generally favorable reviews.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Cosmic Cars" Juan Atkins, Rick Davis Cybotron 3:39
2. "Shari Vari" Sterling Jones, Paul Lesley, Roderick Simpson, Keith Tucker A Number of Names 5:35
3. "Good Life" Roy Holman, Shanna Jackson, Kevin Saunderson Inner City 5:26
4. "Strings of Life" Michael James, Derrick May Rhythim Is Rhythim 6:18
5. "Alleys of Your Mind" Juan Atkins, Rick Davis Cybotron 3:48
6. "Bug in the Bass Bin" Carl Craig Innerzone Orchestra 21:22
7. "Jaguar" Mike Banks, Gerald Mitchell, Roland Rocha The Aztec Mystic 5:23
8. "Tear The Club Up" Craig Adams DJ Assault 1:42
9. "謎のミスタ-ナイソ(Detoroito Mix)" Mick Collins The Dirtbombs 6:34
Total length: 59:41


  1. ^ "Dirtbombs: Party Store". Midheaven Mailorder. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "L.A. Record: The Dirtbombs: Detroit techno City". 
  3. ^ "The Party Store Reviews and Ratings". 
  4. ^ Sendra, Tim. The Dirtbombs: "Party Store" > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  5. ^ Breihan, Tim. "Album Review: The Dirtbombs - Party Store". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Bahler, Alex. "The Dirtbombs: Party Store". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Eddy, Chuck. "Party Store by The Dirtbombs". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Party Store Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Retrieved 2012-03-05.