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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Curve will never be accused of originality, but the group continues to make effective recordings with a winning combination of driving rhythms, swirling noise guitars, and Toni Halliday's sexy vocals. Cuckoo is an impro... more »
Curve will never be accused of originality, but the group continues to make effective recordings with a winning combination of driving rhythms, swirling noise guitars, and Toni Halliday's sexy vocals. Cuckoo is an improvement on 1992's Doppelganger, with strong standout tracks like the relentless "Crystal" and the monolithic "Turkey Crossing." --Jim DeRogatis
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4 and a half- their best by a clip! Eat it up!
emvb | SEATTLE | 05/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Curves first three full lengths are all good- later albums come clean(their worst) and gift (solid return to old form) but its the early to mid 90s curve that is in top form. Even though both pubic fruit and doppleganger contain some amazing tracks- cuckoo is the most coherent and offers more versatile proof of their talent. Crystal is the first sign- a great moody piece that builds with the wall of sound guitar electronics- there is more restraint and control in their sound and it is also the best produced cd from the 90-94 period. acoustic guitars(a new lush approach) makes its appearance on left of mother- a truly beautiful ballad that was very unique at the time. This sound lead to alot the female triphop stuff so prevalent nowadays- in fact curve were well ahead of the game- and the garbage comparison is valid though curve came first and they have so much more to offer than garbage. Halliday wipes away all recent female rock singers-and its the voice alone that even without the great dense music would still be fantastic. One of my favs - a raw annie lennox style that is sexy-soulful-dark-pretty- any female trait is within her grasp and range. Credit must also go to garcia who played guitars-synths-programmed sounds-very talented multi-instrumentalist.(a nice mix of swirling neopsychedlic and newwave style guitars-shifting sounds and crazy shoegazer style distortion(not unlike some of u2s/ my bloody valentine-even sonic youth's work). the whole album is amazing even 10+ years later-. for newcomers buy this and pubic fruit and youve got the main meal -maybe add doppleganger for dessert! A stirring blend of indie rock electronica with an amazing sonic wall of sound. Essential 90s rock/pop!"
Stan R. Schirmer | Little River, SC | 09/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great use of electronics here. I first fell in love with the title track and then bought the album. Soulful singing and great music add up to a winning combination for Toni and Dean."