Over My Heart Branigan's 1982 hit, "Gloria," took disco to operatic extremes, and her '84 "Self Control" was basically Joy Division's Goth-punk classic, "She's Lost Control," made more… Over My Heart Branigan's 1982 hit, "Gloria," took disco to operatic extremes, and her '84 "Self Control" was basically Joy Division's Goth-punk classic, "She's Lost Control," made more… Laura Branigan
Music Review

Over My Heart (1994)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Laura Branigan

Branigan's 1982 hit, ''Gloria,'' took disco to operatic extremes, and her '84 ''Self Control'' was basically Joy Division's Goth-punk classic, ''She's Lost Control,'' made more lurid. Nowadays, Branigan is beating Celine Dion at Dion's own game, dancing between a loudly sung boom and a lonely housewife gloom. On Over My Heart, she climbs out on a new limb, belting out lyrics in Spanish and a South African dialect. But she's still rending hearts, especially when she remembers the day her family moved away from her best friend in a '59 station wagon.

Originally posted Feb 18, 1994 Published in issue #210-211 Feb 18, 1994 Order article reprints
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