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Great ExpectationsA working-class Jamaican Brit, Tasmin Archer knows all about underdoggedness. On this power-folk debut, Great Expectations, Archer...Great ExpectationsRock, FolkA working-class Jamaican Brit, Tasmin Archer knows all about underdoggedness. On this power-folk debut, Great Expectations, Archer...1993-04-09
B+

Great Expectations

Genre: Rock, Folk; Lead Performer: Tasmin Archer; Producer (group): SBK

A working-class Jamaican Brit, Tasmin Archer knows all about underdoggedness. On this power-folk debut, Great Expectations, Archer clamps down on politics both sexual (”Ripped Inside”) and political (”Steeltown”) without ever resorting to preaching. Add a strong, expressive voice that sounds as if she slept a touch too close to those smokestacks in the north of England. Good package, good delivery, sent by a worthy messenger. B+