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Lemonheads, ‘The Lemonheads’ (Vagrant)

Credibility long gone, Evan Dando searches for a new identity on the first Lemonheads record in ten years, soliciting Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, the Band’s Garth Hudson, and the Descendents’ rhythm section for backup. This time, will he be the cute Boston punk rocker of the ’80s or the even cuter People magazine pinup of the ’90s? Dando chooses maximum accessibility, offering agreeably chunky guitar pop, through the violent revenge ballad “Baby’s Home” hints at boiling rage behind the charming façade.

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