the dandy warhols are particularly skilled at making songs that are simultaneously moody and dance-y, so you can listen to most of their output no matter what direction your mood is swinging in. this song is a perfect example of just this skill, being both tinged with melancholy and yet resolutely upbeat. in my mind, this is the best song off their last album (which was produced by nick rhodes of duran duran). like the other tracks, it has more of a synth-y electro feel than much of their previous output, but unlike the rest of the album, this is a strong song very much in character.
from Welcome to the Monkey House, available on CD
25 Apr 04 ·olli: i really like the dandy warhols. too bad only about 1/3 of the songs on each of their albums are worth paying attention to.
An eventual "best of" album released in about ten years time is going to be absolutely essential.
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version of you were the last high