Review – Translate Slowly – 4

Zeitgeist- “Translate Slowly”. Robert Christgau. Christgau’s Record Guide: The 80’s, 1990 p455(1).

I don’t want to alienate my target audience or anything, but I can’t contain myself: from their offhandedly opalescent songpoetry to their hints of social commentary to their chiming pop polytechnique to their better-name-than-Angst-at-least-only-these-fools-try-and-live-up-to-it, this is one collegiate band. There’s hope, though – if they get picked up by Elektra and break through on a fluke video, they may start writing about cocaine and Holiday Inns.  B-

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