...The Dandy Warhols Come Down is the second studio album by American rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was recorded in 1996 and released on July 15, 1997 by record label Capitol.
Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" and "Boys Better".
The band's first effort for Capitol Records was an album which was recorded before Come Down called The Black Album, which was rejected by Capitol for, according to frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, containing "no songs". It was later released as a double album in 2004 with Come On Feel the Dandy Warhols, an album composed of B-sides and previously unreleased material.
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was recorded in 1996 at Sound Impressions, Stiles Recording, Falcon Studios, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor's apartment in Portland, Oregon.
The album featured a shift in style from the garage rock- and shoegaze-influenced sound of their previous album, 1995's Dandys Rule OK, to a more psychedelic and power pop-influenced sound.
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was released on July 15, 1997 by Capitol Records.
Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", which helped to establish the band's popularity; "Every Day Should Be a Holiday", which reached No. 29 on the UK Singles Chart; and "Boys Better", which reached No. 36 on the same chart.
It is the final album with founding member Eric Hedford, who was replaced by frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer in 1998.
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down has sold 103,000 copies as of 2008.
The album has received a generally positive reception from critics. AllMusic criticized the album's consistency, writing, "the band has talent for not just punchy hooks but for layered sonics as well, but they don't know how to meld the two together." Rolling Stone, on the other hand, called it "the most exhilarating '60s-into-'90s excursion yet attempted by an American band", following with "if this is The Dandy Warhols coming down, the mind boggles at the thought of them flying high."
The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
"Boys Better" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting and the 2002 film Igby Goes Down. "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" was featured in the movie There's Something About Mary
All tracks written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where noted.