Love Among the Ruins 10,000 Maniacs specialize in a granola rock so wispy one fears it could blow away. Take their first post-Natalie Merchant single, "More Than This," a… Love Among the Ruins 10,000 Maniacs specialize in a granola rock so wispy one fears it could blow away. Take their first post-Natalie Merchant single, "More Than This," a… 10,000 Maniacs
Music Review

Love Among the Ruins (1997)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs specialize in a granola rock so wispy one fears it could blow away. Take their first post-Natalie Merchant single, ''More Than This,'' a cover that makes the Roxy Music original sound like a headbangers' ball. New singer Mary Ramsey infuses it and the rest of Love Among the Ruins with a soothing warmth but lacks the emotional complexity and distinctiveness of Merchant at her maniacal best. B-

Originally posted Jun 20, 1997 Published in issue #384 Jun 20, 1997 Order article reprints
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