Welcome to the Monkey House (2003) Now that alt-rock radio has banished electronics, what do the Dandies do but go and make a synth-pop album (coproduced by Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes).… 2003-08-19 The Dandy Warhols
Music Review

Welcome to the Monkey House (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 19, 2003; Lead Performance: The Dandy Warhols

Now that alt-rock radio has banished electronics, what do the Dandies do but go and make a synth-pop album (coproduced by Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes). But the ballsiness of that U-turn offsets the slim whimsy of the material. Courtney Taylor-Taylor alternates low, breathy verses and falsetto choruses, arriving at an unlikely but not unwieldy combination of New Order and later Sparks.

Originally posted Aug 22, 2003 Published in issue #724-725 Aug 22, 2003 Order article reprints