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"Eat for Two" sounds off - upbeat but starting in a minor key, but I wouldn't change it.
While I have no problem with the political statements on a few tracks, I do find the lyrics a bit obvious and the arrangements uninspiring.
Often depressing and heavy handed Merchant's lyrical portraits of characters and situations are like a fine painting.
I was thinking of "The Lion's Share" as a comment about economic inequality when I looked for the words and found:
That's how the wealth's divided
among the lambs... Read more
A good disc but wears a little thin as it goes on. I guess this is their concept album and sometimes artist feel it's their need or duty to write songs about the current societal... Read morePublished on October 20, 2009 by Bender Fan
Stellar follow-up to first main stream release (In My Tribe). As with "Tribe" every track is unique, carrying it's own message through intelligent lyrics and diverse music. Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by IF
Before Natalie Merchant became a solo artist she was the leader of 10,000 Maniacs a band that is still around today albeit with a different vocalist. Read morePublished on May 7, 2008 by Steven Sly
this is one of my most favorite albums i wore out the vinyl version of this album when it first came out. Read morePublished on March 26, 2008 by A. mickles
The product is a hard to find CD by The 10,000 Maniacs. No record store in the area could locate it.
It arrived quickly, in good shape and excellent condition. Read more
Before Our Time in Eden there was Blind Man's Zoo: the album which hints at as well as foreshadows our time in Eden’s Mass appeal. Read morePublished on May 22, 2007 by R. Young
This is a transitional record for the Maniacs, coming off the tremendous success of In My Tribe.
It produced two certifiable gems, "Eat for Two," and "Trouble Me," and... Read more