15 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dr. Dog started as a side project of Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman; they made a rich blend of lo-fi ravers, honest songs, and densely woven pop tapestries with odd bits of sonic detail. That continues on Dr. Dog’s eighth album, yet B-Room was done in the band’s new studio with all the members sitting in a room playing and writing. These road dogs have never had a problem spending time together (they even built out the studio themselves), and this album captures that camaraderie. Dr. Dog was having fun screwing around on the dark and spooky “Twilight,” but the band also really bore down on the spine-chilling and soulful opener, “The Truth,” and “Broken Heart,” which sounds like Low-era David Bowie. The transitions are a little rough when one stretch goes from the country rave-up “Phenominon” to the deeply moving solo acoustic guitar and voice of “Too Weak to Ramble” to the aggressively psychedelic “Long Way Down.” But no matter the project, this band always strives to keep its fans (and itself) on their toes.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Dr. Dog started as a side project of Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman; they made a rich blend of lo-fi ravers, honest songs, and densely woven pop tapestries with odd bits of sonic detail. That continues on Dr. Dog’s eighth album, yet B-Room was done in the band’s new studio with all the members sitting in a room playing and writing. These road dogs have never had a problem spending time together (they even built out the studio themselves), and this album captures that camaraderie. Dr. Dog was having fun screwing around on the dark and spooky “Twilight,” but the band also really bore down on the spine-chilling and soulful opener, “The Truth,” and “Broken Heart,” which sounds like Low-era David Bowie. The transitions are a little rough when one stretch goes from the country rave-up “Phenominon” to the deeply moving solo acoustic guitar and voice of “Too Weak to Ramble” to the aggressively psychedelic “Long Way Down.” But no matter the project, this band always strives to keep its fans (and itself) on their toes.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Schuylerdon ,

Sky

I challenge you to find an artist doing something so original yet still so timeless. This deserves album a second listen, and a third and a...

Hooligan Ruth ,

💛💙💜💚❤

The first time I heard Dr. Dog, I stopped in my tracks, and had to sit down and put my head on the speaker. The song was Die Die Die, and I was in Love, that was 6 years ago. These guys continue to stop me in my tracks and take me to dream land with a speaker for a pillow. B Room is a masterpiece, and Dr. Dog is genius.

chesty la ,

Still at it

Broken Heart is so money it doesn't know it, but it does. Treat yourself

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