12 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom brought in as producer to fortify its sound, In Limbo shows off a new depth to Teen's impressive girl-group pop. "Better" starts simply enough, with yet another catchy melody escaping from Teeny Lieberson's lips. But as the minutes pass, the sound builds a hypnotic web around the keyboard line. It sounds like The Cure's "In Between Days" being looped for all eternity. This delicious mix of garage rock, Britpop, art-punk, and psychedelia ensures that every song brings something unexpected to the fore. An organ hangs in the background of "Come Back"; staggered beats drag "Sleep Is Noise" into the abyss; even colder beats turn "Why, Why, Why" into a tune that sounds as if Joy Division added a female component. Skrotches of distorted guitars and '80s synth-pop keys collide for the ominous "Roses & Wine." Imagine Blondie forsaking its '60s-style pop not for disco but for post-punk, and you'll have some idea of what fires up Teen.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom brought in as producer to fortify its sound, In Limbo shows off a new depth to Teen's impressive girl-group pop. "Better" starts simply enough, with yet another catchy melody escaping from Teeny Lieberson's lips. But as the minutes pass, the sound builds a hypnotic web around the keyboard line. It sounds like The Cure's "In Between Days" being looped for all eternity. This delicious mix of garage rock, Britpop, art-punk, and psychedelia ensures that every song brings something unexpected to the fore. An organ hangs in the background of "Come Back"; staggered beats drag "Sleep Is Noise" into the abyss; even colder beats turn "Why, Why, Why" into a tune that sounds as if Joy Division added a female component. Skrotches of distorted guitars and '80s synth-pop keys collide for the ominous "Roses & Wine." Imagine Blondie forsaking its '60s-style pop not for disco but for post-punk, and you'll have some idea of what fires up Teen.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

michelleinfl ,

Right On TEEN

I am beyond ecstatic to find a group of women such as these! Beautiful album, beautiful girls. XOXO

josesilber ,

Great New Sound

These women are amazing. Their voices go so well together along with the rhythmic, churning music. Great atmosphere and arrangements. Most fully realized girl group to come out in years. Definitely won't disappoint!

PD, Rye, NY ,

Teen In Limbo

Best new group we've heard in ages. Great sound What talent!

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