A reviewer of the The Roches' first eponymous LP suggests that this follow-up was 'a mistake'. Well I can't think how that could be so. Nurds follows up their debut with a more melodic set of less quirky songs that retain the unique harmonising of the girl's voices and their self depracating humour. Fripp's 'Audio Verite' engineering is replaced by rounder arrangements with the addition of drums and sax, but the girls' vocal harmonies remain the most dominant sound. The Roches LP always stood out for me because of the freshness of its recording but I actually prefer Nurds as a set.
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