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5.0 out of 5 stars Evan Dando's finest hour, 20 July 2014
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ReviewBlog51 (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Come on Feel (Audio CD)
After the success of 'It's A Shame About Ray' in 1992, Evan Dando's band followed it up with the following year with 'Come on Feel the Lemonheads', my hands down favourite Lemonheads album, and a CD that will complement any music collection.

With virtually every track worthy of being a big hit in it's own right, the album itself was a top 5 smash in the UK and certified Gold, as well as in the US and Australia. The most famous song, alongside a string of other classic singles, is 'Into Your Arms', which reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks for nine weeks.

This is a beautiful crafted album, showcasing a variety of different tunes, from the upbeat, poppy 'Into Your Arms', to the soulful 'Big Gay Heart', there's even Belinda Carlisle on backing vocals on 'I'll Do It Anyway', a song written for her by Dando. Despite the varying styles, a great number of tracks do maintain a breezy light pop/country flavour, which is quite different to their early, grittier, more 'in-your-face' punk releases.

To me, this is the perfect album from one of the evergreen feel-good bands who have given us so much consistently good music. If you wish to introduce a friend to them, play he or she this one first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sprawling masterpiece, 29 May 2012
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Michael Cater (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Come on Feel (Audio CD)
This is their masterpiece; a sprawling opus of an album encompassing all kinds of styles over fifteen songs and still only clocking in at a brisk forty five minutes without the hidden track. More varied (and indeed drug addled) than 'It's A Shame About Ray', Dando attempts pop punk ('Style'), country ballideering (the beautiful 'Big Gay Heart'), unplugged heartache ('Favourite T') and straight up jangle indie pop ('Into Your Arms'), and it somehow comes together to form a catchy, addictive romp of an album. This is the sound of Evan in LA, partying with Johnny Depp, getting high and making unpolished, glorious sub-three-minute rock/pop songs.

The lyrics are by turns heartfelt, witty and observant, whether Dando be complaining about the absurdness of fame (please don't hold the door/I can work the handle on any car/it's really not that hard), making decisions about getting high with Rick James (don't wanna get stoned/but I don't wanna not get stoned) or writing half-serious amusing love songs (if I was a haircut would you wear a hat/if I was a maid could I clean your flat). The great writing combines with Dando's lovely voice to create something that is just sonically fantastic, with lovely wistful melodies, some gorgeous acoustic guitar and songs good enough to make you smile or break your heart. You can't ask for much more from a record.

Unbelievably underrated, one of the best albums of the entire 90s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A corking collection of tunes!, 20 Feb 2002
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This review is from: Come on Feel (Audio CD)
This is just another fantastic Lemonheads album, which demonstrates just how potent the combination of Evan Dando with an electric guitar can actually be.
This remains an excellent follow up to the equally lovely "It's A Shame About Ray", and for fans of bands like Jimmy Eats World's more poppy moments it's definitely a must. Particular highlights for me are songs "Dawn Can't Decide", the opening chords to "Great Big No", the woozy "Favourite T" and the ramshackle hidden track "Lenny" (I say leave the rough edges in!). I should really pick out a dud moment, just to balance things out a little...so I nominate the rather OTT "I'll Do It Anyway", which is probably a little too sugary for my tastes!
Of course, the rumour now is that Evan is shuffling away from the guitar pop songs that made his name and heading for a more alt-country vibe - and judging by the recent "Live At The Brattle" LP that proves to be true. As long as he doesn't appear in a straw hat and dungarees I don't care - just another great record would be nice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars come on feel the music, 25 Feb 2009
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Mr. Philp Robinson "wellsy" (preston, england) - See all my reviews
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I love this album - it takes me back to the early 90's when influx of noisy american college bands (I'm deliberately avoiding the G word) sounded really exciting and knocked spots of their pasty faced shoegazing british contemporaries...More melodic and quirky than "..Ray, with a definite country feel in a lot of songs, as well as some truly dandruff-scattering flip outs, its a complete and rewarding listen. Its years since I first bought it on tape - long since lost that - but it sounds just as fresh and its really well produced. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why don't you look after yourself and not down on me?, 22 May 2003
This review is from: Come on Feel (Audio CD)
This albums brilliant from the beginning to the end......... although Rick James Style is a bit skippable but isn't a bad alternative version and I won't include the jello fund.
Favourite T is a rather sad lemonheads song but a rather brilliant one and the rest is pretty happy.
Great cd: buy, borrow or steal if neccesary.
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4.0 out of 5 stars its about time...., 16 Oct 2000
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This review is from: Come on Feel (Audio CD)
this just might be what you are looking for. that is if you are looking for great pop songs from a great band, watertight harmonies, a voice straight out of classic american rock and roll college and a good time. dylan, mcguinn, parsons, etc would certainly approve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gr8 Stuff, 10 Nov 2003
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Toby le Rhone (StaffordshireUK) - See all my reviews
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There were three great grunge albums, this is one, but sounds far less dated than Nevermind and Ten do now.
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