Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, November 28, 2011

THE SISTERS OF MERCY / Vision Thing (1990)

The third and final official (non-Best of) album by The Sisters is a huge departure from where they started out. Listen to Vision Thing without knowing anything about the earlier releases and you'd wonder where the goth connection came from. It's fast and punchy radio-friendly Power-pop played in a Rock style. There's less dark brooding synth and more guitars than ever before.  And Eldritch's vocals are clearer than they'd ever been. I'm not saying it's a bad album, I think it's a great album, but not very much of it resembles the expected TSoM template.

Songs of Note: Ribbons; I Was Wrong

4 red lights (and Oh No! Jim Steinman) out of 5

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