Whisky Tango Ghosts Tanya Donelly, once the flamethrower behind the alt-rock bands Throwing Muses and Belly, has grown older and learned the benefits of restraint. Where she once… Whisky Tango Ghosts Tanya Donelly, once the flamethrower behind the alt-rock bands Throwing Muses and Belly, has grown older and learned the benefits of restraint. Where she once… 2004-07-27 Tanya Donelly
Music Review

Whisky Tango Ghosts (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 27, 2004; Lead Performance: Tanya Donelly

Tanya Donelly, once the flamethrower behind the alt-rock bands Throwing Muses and Belly, has grown older and learned the benefits of restraint. Where she once declaimed atop a fortification of amplified buzz, Donelly is now content to strum an acoustic guitar and work through relationship issues in a weary but never harried soprano. The low-key context of Whisky Tango Ghosts suits her well: On songs like ''Every Devil'' and ''Butterfly Thing,'' she reveals herself to be a more self-assured singer than even her most ardent fans could have guessed.

Originally posted Aug 06, 2004 Published in issue #777 Aug 06, 2004 Order article reprints