VG+. GENTLEMEN is a rare thing in rock music, a "concept album" so personal and painful that listening to it gives the impression of being privy to something that should never have been made public. Greg Dulli's lyrics about male inadequacies and overcompensation ring with uncontainable self-hatred and loathing. The shifting of emotions--from the brittle and internal to the brutal and external--forms the basis for the stagnancy and decay of the male/female relationships described here.
01 If i were going - 3:05 02 Gentlemen - 3:54 03 Be sweet - 3:37 04 Debonair - 4:15 05 When we two parted - 5:47 06 Fountain and fairfax - 4:21 07 What jail is like - 3:30 08 My curse - 5:45 09 Now you know - 4:10 10 I keep coming back - 4:52 11 Brother woodrow/closing prayer - 5:40