#17 The Dandy Warhols “Distortland” – Top 20 Albums of 2016

A play on words for the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, Seattle’s little boho brah to the south, “Distortland” is the Dandy’s 9th studio album in a recording career spanning 21 years. Distancing themselves from their retro ’80’s Nick Rhodes produced Duran Duran fetish from a few years back singer-guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor & Co seem content to revisit the former glory of their droney electro-raga-junkie-glam-trash past. Although not the classic “Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia” from 16 years ago this brisk 33 minute listen certainly has enough solid hooks, grooves and twists to keep heads bopping, toes tapping and listeners coming back for more.

Key tracks: Search Party, Pope Reverend Jim, STYGGO

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