Ethan Smith
June 06, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Memories of Love

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Rykodisc, Slow River
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it a B+

It takes a special talent to find the parallel between network programming and a failed romantic career, but that’s Stephin Merritt in a nutshell. ”Nothing good is on TV/No one falls in love with me,” goes one of his new trio’s, Future Bible Heroes, mope-pop numbers. Like Merritt’s efforts with the 6ths and Magnetic Fields, Memories of Love layers the above sentiments with synthy, ’80s-style sterility, making for songs that are as unsettling and beautiful as they are frothy. B+

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