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LovedThis gothic English foursome is still trapped in a bell jar on its third full-length release. But someone must have let in some air. Alison Shaw's...LovedRockThis gothic English foursome is still trapped in a bell jar on its third full-length release. But someone must have let in some air. Alison Shaw's...1994-11-18
B+

Loved

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Arista, Dedicated; Status: In Season

This gothic English foursome is still trapped in a bell jar on its third full-length release. But someone must have let in some air. Alison Shaw’s previously unintelligible shrieks are nearly decipherable, and the unsettling soundscape approaches a clarity that is almost — gasp! — commercial. One gorgeous nightmare of an album. B+

Originally posted November 18 1994 — 12:00 AM EST

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