Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Inger Lorres was briefly Courtney Love's main rival-friend back in '91 when her band, the Nymphs, released their self-titled debut album on Geffen amid tales of Inger pissing on record-company executives' desks. The Nymphs... more »
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Inger Lorres was briefly Courtney Love's main rival-friend back in '91 when her band, the Nymphs, released their self-titled debut album on Geffen amid tales of Inger pissing on record-company executives' desks. The Nymphs imploded shortly afterwards among rumors of rock & roll excess, and Inger was left to linger in her Love-directed bitterness, which is evinced here in the opening song, the vicious personal swipe "She's Not Your Friend." Inger's new sound, however, supplied by, among others, Kid "Congo" Powers--the keyboardist for Nick Cave--is far more gothic and dense than the recently AM-reinvented Hole, while her phrasing often recalls a more psychotic P.J. Harvey ("Dusted") or even a less static Shirley Manson ("It Could Happen to You"). Highlights include a swirling, claustrophobic bluesy duet with the late Jeff Buckley ("Thief Without the Take") and her acoustic magnum opus, "Sweet Release." A fine return to the fray. --Everett True
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A SORRY SHAME
Pleb Behan | 10/03/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Noooooooooooooooo!!!! Is Inger Lorre that mean spirited and bitter that she would subjugate her diehard fans to this mess?? Apparently so. With Transcendental Medication ,the former front woman for The Nymphs breaks new ground in the territory of crappy solo debuts. The songs are slow and painful, her qualms come off as whiny and prissy at best, and the melodies are dreadfully flat. The real pity of this album is not that it sucks, but that it was eagerly anticipated for such a long time. The Nymphs were easily one of the most unduly unrecgonized bands of the early nineties. Their debut (and only) album was a success from first song to last and a distinct pleasure in the realm of mundane music. All thats really left to say in terms of this current fiasco is - Inger how could you??"
Ohmigod, I'm still listening to this!?
Pleb Behan | uk | 11/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, who would believe a hardened metaller would be listening to Inger Lorre? There's not much in this for the riff-lover, but the arrangements are sweeping and magical, Inger's voice both ugly and beautiful and even the bitchy 'she's not your friend' is beautifully written and uplifting. This harks back to a time in the early nineties when people didn't have to rap to get a rock song in the charts. There is loads in here for the repeat listener, and it's still growing on me by the day."
She is your friend
Vince Meehan | 12/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After an eight year layoff, Inger Lorre returns with a pretty solid solo debut album. It is not as dynamic and powerful as "The Nymphs," but this album definitely exposes the great songwriting talent Lorre has. She still has a great pair of vocal chords. "Sweet Release," ""Thief Without the Take" and "Beautiful Dead" are extremely hummable. I would recommend this disk to anyone who wants to hear good, unpretentious songs."