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Order The Afghan Whigs'
New Album: In Spades

Two Best Albums of 1993

The High Hat A critical analysis of “Gentlemen” and “Mercury” by American Music Club. BY Brent Bozman Gentlemen specific content excerpted.

Gentlemen Rolling Stone

3.5 Stars In the title cut of the Afghan Whigs’ new album, singer-guitarist Greg Dulli repeatedly asks, “Do you understand/I’m a gentleman?” – his guttural roar underscoring the irony of his question. Indeed, the Whigs are no gentlemen, pumping out edgy, rhythmically complex cock rock reminiscent of Pearl Jam and imbued with an overwrought misanthropic angst that would embarrass even American Music Club. On Gentlemen, Dulli creates a distinctive gallery of wicked personae, such as the desperado with “a dick for a brain” in “Be…

Gentlemen Entertainment Weekly

B+ Looking for some good-time Seattle-type grunge to bang your head to? Look elsewhere. On the major-label debut by ex-Sub Poppers Afghan Whigs, guitars scratch, bleed, cry, and soar all around singer Greg Dulli’s tormented howling. Lyrically, the album’s a downer, but the brooding intensity of these anthems-for-the-alienated is as addictive as cheap drugs, a subject – along with deviant sex – that the Whigs appear to know something about. -Tom Sinclair

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