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Rock - Released May 23, 2011 | Parlophone UK

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The son of English rock legend Ian Dury’s third studio effort, described by the artist as a ten-track collection of “seaside psychedelia,” was produced by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead) and recorded in London. Happy Soup arrives in August 2011. © TiVo
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Alternatif et Indé - Released March 20, 2020 | Heavenly Recordings

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In 2018, Baxter Dury co-signed the album B.E.D. with a master of the French Touch movement (Etienne de Crecy) and a then-unknown riot grrrl Delilah Holliday. A quick electro thrill, this minimalist synthpop trio’s project was described by the British dandy as “a mutant child from the 80s that never fully developed correctly”. He returns to his roots with the impeccable Night Chancers, a gritty and sensual groove record. His late father Ian was all about “sex and drugs and rock’n’roll”, but Baxter’s opus is situated light years away from these dated thoughts, preferring to err on the side of quirky and nonchalant melancholy, like a British Gainsbourg of the third millennium. Some may be quick to reduce Dury to nothing but a sarcastic and cynical aesthete; admittedly he gets back in the saddle for this album like a heartbroken lover to confront the demons that surround him in an almost cinematographic environment. Violins, saxophones, hip-hop beats and other huge basses complement his thrilling declamations about social media (Carla’s Got A Boyfriend), fashionistas (Sleep People) but also compassion (Say Nothing)... The Night Chancers rounds off the trilogy (that began with Happy Soup and continued with Prince of Tears) made by the master of contemporary introspection, transforming the pavements of big cities into intimate dancefloors. ©️ Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternatif et Indé - Released August 22, 2005 | Rough Trade

Well, yes, he's Ian's son, and yes, he was the little moppet standing next to his dad on the cover of New Boots and Panties!!, and for that matter, yes, his songwriting partner Ben Gallagher is the son of Blockheads mainstay Mickey Gallagher. But Baxter Dury is no Frank Sinatra, Jr., nor even a Julian Lennon: sometimes a vocal inflection sounds a bit familiar, but in every important way, Baxter Dury is his own man, a gifted singer and songwriter working in an entirely different musical style from his old man's good-humored blend of pub rock, music hall, and funk. Baxter Dury favors a more modern strain of indie Britpop, with hints of mid-'90s mainstays like the Verve and Suede. The backbone of his band throughout Floor Show is guitarist Mike Mooney and drummer Damon Reece, whose previous work with space rock luminaries like Julian Cope and Spiritualized gives the album an agreeably psychedelic flair in touches like the drones underpinning the urgent opening track and first single "Francesca's Party" and the hazy, druggy vibe of the desperate piano ballad "Young Gods." Lyrically, Floor Show's big subject appears to be the post-Cool Brittania hangover, with drugs, malaise, and romantic loss reappearing from song to song. According to interviews given around the time of the album's release, Dury had split with his girlfriend and the mother of his young son shortly before the project began, and certainly songs like "Waiting for Surprises" feel shot through with post-breakup shellshock. Fairly relentless in its darkness (even the cover art maintains the vibe of sleaze and depression), Floor Show gets by on the plainspoken honesty and dry wit of its lyrics, Dury's appealingly deadpan vocal delivery and the unexpected heft of both the songs and their arrangements. It may not be an easy listen, but Floor Show is a fulfilling one. © Stewart Mason /TiVo
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Alternatif et Indé - Released October 27, 2017 | Heavenly Recordings

Sounding more like his old man with every passing year, Baxter Dury also sounds more confident than ever on Prince of Tears, his fifth album. Picking up where he left off on 2014's It's a Pleasure, Dury populates Prince of Tears with a rocky, Euro-disco, tongue-in-cheek allusion to his father's peak, which also provides useful support for his song-poems. Each of Dury's songs are deliberately shorn of excess -- there are no more hooks than necessary, no more beats than needed, the hooks are streamlined and slim -- which draws attention to the economy of his words and his wry delivery. All of this is familiar, so what counts on Prince of Tears is execution, and from top to bottom, it's one of his strongest albums, benefitting from his assurance and lack of nonsense. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Alternatif et Indé - Released July 29, 2002 | Rough Trade

Baxter Dury doesn't follow his dad's lead into quirky punk rock, for his debut album, Len Parrot's Memorial Lift, is a disheveled mix of space rock aesthetic -- misty guitar layers and lingering piano drops swirl around Dury's childhood storybook of being middle class in a posh celebrity world. It's quite clever and imaginative, really. Dury's delicate vocals come to a near-whisper -- certainly not a match for his father's cockney growl -- but set the tone for a wistful set of songs. From the dreamy waltz of "Auntie Jane" to the indie pop wit of "Lucifer's Grain," one will sense that Dury's a poet at heart. Joanna Hussey's warm, honeyed backing vocals gently intertwine on the latter track, but deliver a shining moment on "Oscar Brown." This particular track is a soft-hued beauty, lush in string arrangements that blatantly borrow the chorus from the Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'." While the first half of the album flows with a gauzy atmosphere, "Gingham Smalls 2" switches tempo, befooling his English upbringing in a humorous pub rock romp. Len Parrot's Memorial Lift is a meaningful piece of work from Dury Jr., an experimental effort full of professionalism and an original artistic sense. Baxter Dury attempts to be an individualist and he does a good job, but he is Ian's son through and through in a way that music brings alive. Just one listen to "Boneyard Dogs" and you'll know it. © MacKenzie Wilson /TiVo
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Pop - Released May 10, 2011 | Parlophone UK

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Alternatif et Indé - Released November 19, 2019 | Heavenly Recordings

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Alternatif et Indé - Released August 25, 2014 | [PIAS] Le Label

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Alternatif et Indé - Released December 13, 2019 | Heavenly Recordings

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Alternatif et Indé - Released August 29, 2017 | Heavenly Recordings

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Alternatif et Indé - Released February 3, 2020 | Heavenly Recordings

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Alternatif et Indé - Released October 18, 2017 | Heavenly Recordings

Sounding more like his old man with every passing year, Baxter Dury also sounds more confident than ever on Prince of Tears, his fifth album. Picking up where he left off on 2014's It's a Pleasure, Dury populates Prince of Tears with a rocky, Euro-disco, tongue-in-cheek allusion to his father's peak, which also provides useful support for his song-poems. Each of Dury's songs are deliberately shorn of excess -- there are no more hooks than necessary, no more beats than needed, the hooks are streamlined and slim -- which draws attention to the economy of his words and his wry delivery. All of this is familiar, so what counts on Prince of Tears is execution, and from top to bottom, it's one of his strongest albums, benefitting from his assurance and lack of nonsense. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Alternatif et Indé - Released October 11, 2017 | Heavenly Recordings

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Alternatif et Indé - Released October 21, 2014 | PIAS America

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Alternatif et Indé - Released January 29, 2018 | Heavenly Recordings

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Alternatif et Indé - Released September 9, 2014 | PIAS America

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