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Surprising fourth album - better than most people think,
This review is from: 99.9 F° (Audio CD)
This album has had a bad press, which is unfair, if unsurprising.
If you enjoyed Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing and Days of Open Hand, this heavily industrial album is going to be a big surprise. Given that up to this point guitar has dominated and the sound has been esoteric and more folk than rock, the banging band sound may hit you like a rock out of someone's pocket.
If you leave behind everything you know or expect about Suzanne Vega, though, this is really quite a good album. It brings the questioning, left-field, wistful lyrics into a new space.
Traditional Suzanne Vega fans will enjoy 'In Liverpool' and 'Song of the sand', and may want to avoid the rest. Don't. Give this album time. It will repay you in the end.