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5.0 out of 5 stars
AOTY??, 10 May 2011
The best album of the year so far! Harkening back to the glory days of the early/mid 90s alt-rock scene 'Past Life Martyred Saints' is anything but a throwback. There are flashes of Royal Trux, The Breeders, Nirvana's more bruised recordings, Kim Gordon, Cat Power circa Moon Pix, Patti Smith and more besides but Erika M Anderson is very much her own woman and these sometimes brittle sometime tough outpourings are always absorbing. The 1-2 knockout blows of opening two tracks 'Grey Ship' and 'California' should leave you in no doubt that it is gonna be a tough record to better this year.