Tall Stories From Under The Table

Contrary to what the band probably believe, we thought it was hilarious the time Dogs handed out badges at the NME Awards saying ‘I’m Some Cunt From NME’ in response to a less-than-favourable review. But no amount of cheeky Cockney japes can compensate for a second album of godawful guttersnipe-rock. It’s bad enough that tracks such as ‘Soldier On’ are little more than The Jam watered down to piss-strength, but to then find that Paul Weller himself thinks enough of Dogs to play piano on the appalling ‘By The River’ is enough to make even the most ardent mod throw his cravat on the floor in disgust. An album to lift your leg on for sure.

Hardeep Phull