Wook Kim
September 19, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Love Songs for Underdogs

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it a B

The Rod McKuenesque title notwithstanding, this debut solo project from Ur-alt-rocker Tanya Donelly reflects a too-thoughtful intelligence: Her songs on Lovesongs for Underdogs show the strain of effort. But the few tracks that reveal an emotional core (”Landspeed Song”) are irresistible — and make you wish she had spent more time outside and less time studying. B

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