Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Luna; Producer (group): EEG, Elektra

Throughout his career, the frontman of Luna, Dean Wareham, has traded on a distinctly postpunk version of psychedelia — stately, vaguely Eastern sounding, and repetitious — heavily influenced by the Velvet Underground. He’s nailed that sound down but seems unable to write memorable, emotionally resonant tunes. Penthouse continues the finely wrought tedium. C-

Originally posted August 11 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT

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