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The Dandy Warhols - Why You So Crazy (2019) Published: January 25/19 Released: January 25/19 albumAlternative12 Tracks • 40 Minutes
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41%
    SELECTED LINE: Unfortunately, neither Why You So Crazy’s eclecticism nor its polish can make up for its lack of memorable songs. -Slant Magazine
    Why You So Crazy is the 10th studio album by The Dandy Warhols, released by Dine Alone Music on January 25, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Fred n Ginger0:40
    2. Terraform3:18
    3. Highlife2:32
    4. Be Alright3:49
    5. Thee Elegant Bum2:28
    6. Sins Are Forgiven2:26
    7. Next Thing I Know4:38
    8. Small Town Girls2:38
    9. To the Church4:05
    10. Motor City Steel3:07
    11. Forever4:43
    12. Ondine6:22
℗ 2018 The Dandy Warhols under exclusive licence to Dine Alone Music Inc.
Critic Reviews (22)

A free-wheeling jaunt through the band's disparate influences and talents that feels like a victory lap in a sense—but not necessarily in a bad way.

4 months ago

Willamette Week Willamette Week

Their latest album Why You So Crazy is a phantasmagoric journey that dials up their Velvet Underground influences.

4 months ago

GIGWISE (UK) GIGWISE (UK)

It’s experimental, but lacks any purpose resulting in a patchwork of songs without a focus.

50% 5 months ago

Newcastle Herald (AU) Newcastle Herald (AU)

It’s a perfectly fine record for a band that thinks of itself as anything but “perfectly fine.”

90% 5 months ago

Earbuddy Earbuddy

"Why You So Crazy" does not shy away from any genre and effortlessly plays the listener with a funky wah-wah guitar in "Thee Elegant Bum", country and folk in "Small Town Girls" and futuristic synth-pop in "To The Church".

60% 5 months ago

Dansende Beren Dansende Beren

Is it better to burn out than to fade away? With The Dandy Warhol's Why You So Crazy, fading away seems like the only option.

50% 5 months ago

Under The Radar Under The Radar

With a great deal of respect to a band that has been around for quarter of a century, this isn't their finest hour.

50% 5 months ago

Clash Music Clash Music

This LP just gently passes you by, revealing itself to be devoid of any truly memorable songs.

50% 5 months ago

Sputnikmusic Sputnikmusic

Why You So Crazy feels less like a bold artistic statement and more like a missed opportunity.

40% 5 months ago

Soundblab Soundblab

Their new album Why You So Crazy, checks all the Dandy Warhol boxes we’ve come to expect – the unexpected!

70% 5 months ago

The Spill Magazine (CA) The Spill Magazine (CA)

The mix of so many different styles makes it seem as though this is almost an album full of B-sides and scrapped material from the past two decades.

5 months ago

Glide Magazine Glide Magazine

The songs on this album span a range of sound that is altogether extremely forgettable.

5 months ago

mxdwn mxdwn

Why You So Crazy proves an excellent offering from alt-rock mavericks The Dandy Warhols and marks a solid 25 years together.

5 months ago

Hot Press Hot Press

My problem with the Dandy Warhols has always been that while they may have some good pieces, in the aggregate they seem like a show band that empathizes with styles but does not really live in them.

60% 5 months ago

Classic Rock (DE) Classic Rock (DE)

Like Oregon's Fair-Haired Dumbbell, it's a whole lot to take in, but it'll grow on you.

70% 5 months ago

The Sydney Morning Herald The Sydney Morning Herald (TOP)

The Dandy Warhols do not want to prove anything to anybody.

50% 5 months ago

Musikexpress Musikexpress

Why You So Crazy may not then be an entirely successful enterprise but it is an intriguing album, and you can only admire the Dandies for taking musical risks like this a quarter of a century into their career.

60% 5 months ago

The Wee Review The Wee Review

Why You So Crazy – a question they might ask themselves.

5 months ago

STACK STACK

They sound most true to form when they stick to their psych rock roots, and while their innovation, creativity, and sense of humor are certainly respected, Why You So Crazy begins to lose its authenticity when it starts to lean into the world of parody.

60% 5 months ago

New Noise Magazine New Noise Magazine

Diversity alone does not make a good overall work, and "Why you so crazy" does not only clash with a sometimes bumpy album flow, but also with some immature song ideas in some places.

60% 5 months ago

Plattentests.de Plattentests.de

It meanders through strange psychedelic territory in a manner that is engaging but far from obvious.

60% 5 months ago

theartsdesk.com theartsdesk.com

Unfortunately, neither Why You So Crazy’s eclecticism nor its polish can make up for its lack of memorable songs.

50% 5 months ago

Slant Magazine Slant Magazine
User Reviews (1)

figsout5 months ago
Miss the Dandy "pop" tunes No longer the Alt Pop band that I enjoyed in the 90s and early 2000's but they still put out good music. These 3 singles are similar to their recent music but they still have their own Dandy flair. I hope the new release has a "fun" song as their transition away from Pop Alt seems a bit too serious. Existing fans will enjoy these 3 tunes, new listeners should go early Dandys. Always a fan
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