11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In My Tribe gives 10,000 Maniacs’ cerebral rock arena-sized muscle: The album opens with “What’s the Matter Here,” an anti-child-abuse rallying cry. Vocalist Natalie Merchant tackles late-’80s societal ills with poetic grace, as tracks like the chiming “Cherry Tree” (a finely wrought portrait of illiteracy) and the two-stepping “My Sister Rose” (a broadside against single-lady stigma) pair her pointed observations with Robert Buck’s effervescent guitar lines. In My Tribe’s honest lyrics and urgent melodies update the American folk ideal for college rock’s golden age.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In My Tribe gives 10,000 Maniacs’ cerebral rock arena-sized muscle: The album opens with “What’s the Matter Here,” an anti-child-abuse rallying cry. Vocalist Natalie Merchant tackles late-’80s societal ills with poetic grace, as tracks like the chiming “Cherry Tree” (a finely wrought portrait of illiteracy) and the two-stepping “My Sister Rose” (a broadside against single-lady stigma) pair her pointed observations with Robert Buck’s effervescent guitar lines. In My Tribe’s honest lyrics and urgent melodies update the American folk ideal for college rock’s golden age.

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