Monday, November 28, 2011
THE SISTERS OF MERCY / Vision Thing (1990)
This third and final official (non-best of) album by The Sisters is a huge departure from where they started out. Listen to this 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 is less dark brooding synth and more guitars than ever before; Andrew Eldritch’s vocals are clearer than ever. I’m not saying it’s a bad album, it’s a great album but not very much of it resembles a typical Sister’s album.
Songs of Note: Ribbons; I Was Wrong
4 red lights and Oh No! Jim Steinman out of 5