Evan Dando, ex-front man from "Lemonheads" fame has finally emerged from a drug drenched hiatus. Dando returns as a seemingly wiser and more disciplined artist on "Baby I'm Bored," Dando's first studio release since the "Lemonheads" 1996 final album release. This time around Dando has recorded 12 indisputably charming tunes. "Baby I'm Bored" possesses a mother load of golden gems, including the opener, "Repeat;" which is susceptible yet silently unyielding; "My Idea" is a grungy introspective look at relationships. "Hard Drive" recounts what is going on in Dando's life after his rebellious period. "The Same Thing," is a nostalgic look at the artist's mental breakdown ("I can't believe how far I slipped"). "Shots Is Fired," an acoustic number presents the endless potential we all have and had. Members of Calexico, Giant Sand, Come, and Spacehog lend a hand on Dando's first solo album. This reborn, creative, evocative and far from bored artist seems to have a lot more songs left in him; I can't wait till his next release.