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It seems unlikely that the Whigs will ever receive their proper dues. There won't be a "Pixies" style re-evaluation. Mojo won't devote a four page spread to the recording of "Gentlemen". That only leaves the records, which still sound as good ten years on. Not many of their more successful contemporaries can say that.
Put simply, 'Gentleman' is as close to genius as any rock band either side of the Atlantic came during the 1990's. It really is that good.
This record is the pinnacle of their career - there are many influences here (and I won't do the band the discredit of making lazy comparisons), but the sound is unquestionably all their own. As for the lyrics; there's a depth and poetry to them that any lyricist would die for.
Your actions from here should be:
1. Buy this record.
2. Let the music grow on you (as all the best music does).
3. Lay back and say: 'This is it. How did I let myself miss this one?'
You are going to be totally slain by what you hear. Enjoy.
From the opening windswept introduction of "if I were going" to the string filled "closing prayer", this album works its way through a variety of disasterous relationships using a magnificent guitar led musical score and a vitriolic lead vocal. Switching from breathy whispers to hatred filled scream, Greg Dulli bares his soul on every record, his self loathing and discontentment partcularly evident on "Now you Know" and "If I were going". Marcy Mays vocal on "My Curse" also helps shows the female side, expressing the same desperation as Dulli and expelling any thoughts of this album being a mysoginistic diatribe.
If you've ever been unlucky enough to experience half of what the Afghan Whigs express on "Gentlemen", think yourself lucky that you've got this to listen to. If you consider yourself to be alternative in attitude, buy it.
I was first introduced to the Afghan Whigs when Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem mentioned them in an interview concerning his darker side project the Horrible Crowes. Intrigued, I looked up Gentlemen and was promptly blown away. The album positively burns with emotions. Blistering lust, barely restrained rage, regret and tragedy. Dulli's vocals alternate between a smooth croon and a grinding howl, while the music behind him either simmers gently as in "If I were Going" or brings the emotion to the fore as in "Gentlemen" or "Be Sweet". Everything this album is about can be found in the opening line of track two, where Dulli in full arrogant, predatory swing drawls "your attention, please," - drawing the listener in to his shadowy, sleazy world and refusing to let go.
Everything about this album is brilliant. From the striking cover featuring two children in a somewhat adult pose charged with hinted meanings and emotions, to the music itself. it has come thundering straight into my favourite albums of all time and, if you give it a chance, it seems highly likely that the same will happen to you.
It opens with `If I Were Going', a song that fittingly begins and ends with the sound of wind - because, without even hearing anything else, it feels like the unsettled calm before the storm - which it most assuredly is. The onslaught begins with the hopping drum intro and plummeting guitar riffs of the title track (I stayed in too long/ But she was a perfect fit/ And we dragged it out so long this time/ Started to make each other sick). Both the tone and the scene are set. After the softer, self deprecating `Be Sweet', the clapping and bass-driven funk aggression and swirling guitar of `Debonair' returns the set to hard rock emotional ruin (Feel it now and don't resist/ This time the anger's better than the kiss).
Throughout the album, this fevered psychological violence, sexual innuendo and festering low self esteem combine with Dulli's alternating screams and soulful smoulder to drive its 11 tracks into unexpectedly emotional and unnerving places. The whole thing plays as a concept album of emotional abuse, building with alternating ballads and screeching rockers.
In `When We Two Parted', Dulli croons, `You say the victim doesn't want it to end/ Good!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Genius. Dulli and the Whigs really hit their stride with this great album.Published 1 month ago by Mog
This is a brilliant album. I first saw the Afghan Whigs live in the mid 90's at a musical festival and was instantly blown away by them, even though before that day I had never... Read morePublished on 5 Oct. 2012 by Ghost Dog 808
Afghan Whigs never made a bad album, but this is on a different plane altogether.
A perfect journey through melancholia that leaves the listener exhausted but oddly... Read more