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4.0 out of 5 stars High point of long & distinguished career of Queen of Goth, 19 Jan 2001
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This review is from: A Kiss In The Dreamhouse (Audio CD)
This album, along with the previous album 'Juju', mark the high point of Siouxsie and The Banshees recorded output. Having said that, this album is quite a departure from its predecessor. It is rumoured that in between the two, Siouxsie underwent operatic training and the Banshees actually learnt to play their instruments. It is not surprising, therefore, that 'Kiss' is very much more tuneful, lyrical, and musically more accomplished than 'Juju', which still adhered firmly to the punk DIY tradition, albeit with a particular spin. So tracks like 'Green Fingers' make use of folky-type flutes, and 'Cocoon' has a distinct Jazz flavour. 'She's a Carnival' and 'Obession' mark the beginning of Siouxsie's subsequent career-long fixation with the fairground, the former lyrically, the latter musically.
The overall impression of the album is, therefore, the marriage of a kind of deeply British folk with the spooky, distinctly Gothic overtones that we associate with Siouxsie. It is a warmer album than many of her other efforts, and it is a good deal more consistent. Side 2, from 'Melt' to 'Slowdive', represents some of her best ever work. Though much of their later work remains inspired, unique and highly influential, none of the band's later albums match 'Kiss' for consistency, lyricism, and sheer gorgeousness.
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