What Baby I'm Bored doesn't do is make you want to press "repeat." At least not until a day or so later, when you find yourself humming the countrified chorus of "It Looks Like You" and craving that moment on "Stop My Head" when Dando intones the chillingly poignant line, "Things you've said/Stop my head" over a plunky piano tinkle. The album creeps up on you, like a crush you didn't know you had but can't do anything about.
And then you can't stop listening -- the Ben Lee-penned "Hard Drive" is more Lemonheads than the Lemonheads; the Howe Gelb-assisted "In the Grass All Wine Colored" is more Giant Sand than Giant Sand; "All My Life" is deceptively simple and simply beautiful. Where the hell has Evan Dando been? He's so much better than anyone remembered.