Producer (group): Happy Hermit

The latest from these mid-’80s L.A. rock icons is a desert-inspired album steeped in dark harmonies. Unfortunately, singer-bassist Johnette Napolitano forgoes flaunting her famed haunting timbre in favor of issuing bristling whispers. But ”Mojave”’s audible mysticism, brazen electricity, and hallucinogenic reverie are, at times, intoxicating.

Originally posted June 25 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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