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4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

BoomerBoom13 ,

Five stars from loyalty.

Big fan of B-52’s for 40 years and I have especially loved Cindy, since Give Me Back My Man. After Kate released her very good solo album, I hoped Cindy would do the same...and here it is. The album, judged on it’s own, is excellent. Catchy, odd, dreamy, psychedelic and sounds perfectly current. The thing missing for me is that the Cindy I know and love, sounds very little like herself. The vocals are good, but are breathy and minimal compared to her known work with the band. Her vocal style sounds very of the moment (yes, this old man listens to contemporary music), but loses quite a bit of the flavor that makes Cindy, well, Cindy. Mind you, I was not expecting a bouncy album about alien space craft or genetic mutations, I was just expecting her beloved vocal personality to have shown through more. The album borrows, successfully, elements from the time when the B-52’s were first starting out— I hear punk, new wave and Numan/Tubeway Army-ish influences, all funneled through a contemporary EDM conduit. I think Classic-Cindy would have fit in just fine and still sounded of-the-moment. Check out Ballistic from her earlier EP, Supernatural, which captured this perfectly. The album sounds very much like the work of School of Seven Bells or Broken Bells (which really isn’t a bad thing, of course). Having said all this, I am so happy to see a seasoned artist still exploring her musical boundaries and showing that experience is not a limitation to creative expression.

Marischinojerry ,

Cindy Wilson of The B-52s!

This is a space-y first-time solo effort from one of the co-lead singers of The B-52s. Love her band's trip sound. Great to see her still singing.

interferencemusic ,

Oh, Eff Yeah!

Good lawd, Cindy's got it. She's really got it! I grew up in the Southern bastian of amazing music (B-52s, REM, Let's Active, Chris Stamey, Indigo Girls, Don Dixon, The Veldt, The dBs, et.al) and holy wow, she nailed this solo release. It's current, it's modern, it's a wee electronic, it's subtle... it's fabulous!