The 3-way The Lilys have always had a way with Baroque Kinks-like melodies, but their previous albums were such coy and treacly affairs they should have come… The 3-way The Lilys have always had a way with Baroque Kinks-like melodies, but their previous albums were such coy and treacly affairs they should have come… Lilys Indie Rock
Music Review

The 3-Way (1999)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Lead Performance: Lilys; Genre: Indie Rock

The Lilys have always had a way with Baroque Kinks-like melodies, but their previous albums were such coy and treacly affairs they should have come with insulin. Things have improved on The 3-Way, with fuzzed-out guitars and organ giving the album a solid core. But head Lily Kurt Heasley can't resist writing impenetrable lyrics, singing them in a fey whine that's at odds with the band's newfound vigor. C+

Originally posted May 07, 1999 Published in issue #484 May 07, 1999 Order article reprints
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