...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...

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

...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 5, 2008
Recorded2008
Length69:15
LabelBeat the World
ProducerCourtney 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

Music critics were largely unappreciative of the album. "Mission Control" was released as the album's sole single on June 28.

ReleaseEdit

...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.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic46/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
The A.V. ClubC−[4]
Blender     [2]
Robert Christgau  [5]
The Guardian     [6]
Mojo     [7]
Pitchfork3.5/10[8]
PopMatters3/10[9]
Slant Magazine     [10]
Spin5/10[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 listingEdit

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The World Come On" (also known as "The World The People Together (Come On)")Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström4:42
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 Goble3:48
8."Now You Love Me" 3:09
9."Mis Amigos" 4:31
10."The Legend of the Last of the Outlaw Truckers" 3:44
11."Beast of All Saints" 4:47
12."Valerie Yum"Taylor-Taylor, Rozz Rezabek7:01
13."Musee D'Nougat" 14:46
iTunes bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Sister Golden Hair" (America cover)Gerry Beckley3:45

PersonnelEdit

The Dandy Warhols

Additional personnel

  • Greg Gordon – engineering and mixing
  • Jeremy Sherrer – engineering
  • Jacob Martin Portrait – mixing
  • Steve Marcusson – mastering

ChartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 51
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 107
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[15] 37
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 149
US Billboard 200[17] 128

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mission Control – Single by The Dandy Warhols on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved June 28, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Earth To The Dandy Warhols - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved July 17, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Earth to the Dandy Warhols - The Dandy Warhols : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 2, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Rizov, Vadim (August 19, 2008). "The Dandy Warhols: Earth To The Dandy Warhols". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 17, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Dandy Warhols". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Sawdey, Evan (August 19, 2008). "The Dandy Warhols: ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols... < PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved July 17, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (August 18, 2008). "The Dandy Warhols: Earth to the Dandy Warhols". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 17, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Wood, Mikael. "The Dandy Warhols, '...Earth to the Dandy Warhols' (Beat the World)". spin.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Dandy Warhols – ... Earth to the Dandy Warhols ...". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Dandy Warhols – ... Earth to the Dandy Warhols ..." (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Dandy Warhols – ... Earth to the Dandy Warhols ...". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – The Dandy Warhols – ... Earth to the Dandy Warhols ...". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  16. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010: Asher D – Dyverse". zobbel.de. Retrieved October 12, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "The Dandy Warhols Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 12, 2020.

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