Wook Kim
June 18, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Virgin

We gave it a C-

The Welsh band has already earned a footnote in rock history with the disappearance of rhythm guitarist and songwriter Richey James Edwards (presumed dead) four years ago. His absence is felt: Their best efforts, particularly the 1994 screed called Holy Bible, were triumphs of sheer will and caustic attitude. Sadly, the albums made after his departure prove the Preachers were, after all, a James gang. How else to explain such treacly dreck on This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours as ”You Stole the Sun From My Heart” and ”You’re Tender and You’re Tired.” This is my truth: The album is lucky to get a C-

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