Sky Motel Import
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Hersh's songwriting on SKY MOTEL is as strong and idiosyncratic as ever, but the electric guitars and David Narcizo on drums give each track an added punch that make this her most accessible solo effort yet. The powerful "Echo" makes an excellent opening. "A Cleaner Light" is a rarity in pop music, a track that is both artistically viable and radio-friendly. "Cathedral Heat" is perhaps the album's highest peak, as Kristin sings "kissing in the middle of a terrible storm." The quiet "Faith" trails off to mark the end of this worthy album.
Forgetting about individual tracks and looking at the album as a whole, this disc takes time to grow on the listener, but it ultimately satisfies. Kristin Hersh's lyricism is certainly out of the ordinary, but once you get the core essence of the album, it all flows well.
For those who have yet to hear Kristin, I would recommend this over her two previous solo albums, HIPS AND MAKERS and STRANGE ANGELS, as the electric guitars of SKY MOTEL give it a wide range of appeal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
... It's a direct revealing of her soul to the listener , one would say and indeed he would be right . Read morePublished on March 16, 2003 by giovanni
I didn't buy this album until January 2003. First I thought it was an album that I already had, silly me I confused it with "Strange Angels. Read morePublished on March 10, 2003 by Erica
Is this CD as good as "Hips & Makers?" Maybe or maybe not but it is better than just about everything else in the singer/songwriter category that's come up recently. Read morePublished on December 20, 2000 by Pete
This disc is a beautiful and unsettling masterpiece. I can't get "Echo" and "Cathedral Heat" out of my mind. Read morePublished on May 17, 2000
Okay, I'm at work, but I just have to review this right now while I'm listening to it. Like most Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses albums, this one didn't make a lot of sense to me... Read morePublished on May 16, 2000 by Micah Newman
Kristin Hersh has dug deep and managed to combine the best of the Throwing Muses and her solo work in one album. Read morePublished on March 6, 2000
This is just another example of Kristen Hersh's genius. Great Album!
This harkens back to "The Real Ramona" on some songs (Echo, A Cleaner Light and San... Read more
Kristin, why are you tormenting me so? Please return to the beautiful sound you make with your acoustic guitar. Oh well, everyone yell at me now for my negative remarks. Read morePublished on October 17, 1999
This one's on par with Throwing Muses' "The Real Ramona." I agree with the reviewer who said that it's best listened to from beginning to end--it's actually that consistently good.Published on August 21, 1999