CD REVIEW: The Dandy Warhols "The Capitol Years (1995-2007)"

The Capitol Years: 1995-2007 [+digital booklet]
The Dandy Warhols are one of those underappreciated rock band that make hit records but fade away in between. That doesn't mean that they aren't an excellent band, it just means they get in, get it done, and get out. With each of their album they have reinvented themselves while expanding their very distinctive sound. They mix the charm of an indie rock band with the psychedelia of 70's synth rockers, and the angst of grunge era alternative rock music. This collection features most of their best songs released as early as 15 years ago. You'll fine their hits like "Bohemian Like You," "We Used To Be Friends," and the song that helped them break out, "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth." The album also features some of the music that their fans came to love but didn't receive as much commercial appeal such as "Godless," "Get Off," and "Boys Better." They've also included an unreleased track "This Is The Tide," which fits right into the collection as it could have been included on any of their albums. Greatest hits collections can often define the end of a career for a band, but for The Dandy Warhols, it's more of a "here's what we've been doing, wait here while we do some more" kind of vibe and it it's a must have for any fan if the band and modern alternative rock music.