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Down­load tracks: Wasp in the Lo­tus, Talk Ra­dio

Beat the World When a band splits from a ma­jor la­bel af­ter a messy break-up, they of­ten take it as an op­por­tu­nity to have a long, hard look at them­selves, reignite their re­la­tion­ship with what made them tick in the first place, and re­turn with all guns blaz­ing. Not so with the Dandies. Now in­de­pen­dent, their steady de­scent into the rub­bish bin con­tin­ues with this sixth album. It’s not all bad: And Then I Dreamt of Yes, The World Come On and Wasp in the Lo­tus catch that slick psy­che­delic vibe that is the Dandies’ forte. The fact is that in the 1990s they were of­ten in­ter­est­ing and oc­ca­sion­ally funny, but the joke has worn thin. With Court­ney Tay­lor-Tay­lor, now 41, still ram­bling on like some stoned teenage slacker this is, for the most part, vac­u­ous and in­stantly for­get­table.

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