Dirk Wears White Sox, released on 30th November 1979.The Press had mostly* hated the Ants from 1977, and so by the time Dirk was released, they of course hated that too.
Dirk was very different from the Ants in 1977-78. They could have (had they had a record company brave enough) released 2 albums in that time, as they had enough material, and indeed played most of it live. But as with any band, 3 years is a long time, and Adam had grown as a songwriter. So this album featured the newest songs, of which most were played live by time of it's release.
*Not all. Some did like The Ants and wrote so. They shall appear on the website soon.
Sounds Dec 8 1979, NME Dec 8 1979, Melody Maker Dec 8 1979.