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I f you like Laurie Anderson, you'll like this album...but not love it.
Laurie's wonderful violin work is backed up with great string arrangements, her qwerky spoken word patterns are there and her words make you think.
In the music, in the lyric's imagery, I come to see the whole nation as the Pequod, deluded by grief.
Ever since I was exposed to Strange Angels in an Amsterdam high end stereo store, used there to show off the virtues of a multi-$100K set of equipment, I have been a Laurie... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Quinton Fox
A nice balance of her violin and singing and her usual narratives without too much of her tendency towards cutesiness/cloying storytelling or ticks. Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by Baranabus
In the 80's we loved her trick violin, the hypnotic tape loops, and the sophomoric taunts at the un-hip that only We The Hip could appreciate. Read morePublished on April 22, 2011 by David B. Jones
Nice album - a good Sunday morning or rainy afternoon album. Beautifully recorded -if you have a good hi fi system this will show it off. Read morePublished on February 10, 2011 by Ducman
Just as I started to really appreciate this recording, fate intervened: the disk was swallowed by the CD player in our van. Read morePublished on July 5, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
Laurie Anderson is a genius, but her music does not make you happy. It makes you think! It has a lot of sense of humor (O Superman, Experiment #22) and a little bit of beauty... Read morePublished on September 21, 2008 by Daniel Ágreda-Sánchez
She shows you beauty and ugliness in its own true nest --- of hands, not eyes.
And then shows you how to take care of your own hands. Literally.
I bought this C.D. with a little trepidation, because I was not sure what to expect. On my first listen, "Pieces and Parts,""One Beautiful Evening" and "Life on a string" became... Read morePublished on October 4, 2005 by Darren La Salle