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Loved One
Strange Boutique
Loved One
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Strange Boutique
Title: Loved One
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bedazzled
Release Date: 8/14/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 603635000621

CD Reviews

Stunning and Perfect!
Michael R. Quinn | Canada | 12/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may be my favorite album in the world. I never seem to get tired of it and it lifts me to the highest heavens each time I hear it. Monica's vocals are amazing and are on full dazzling display in this one. The music is a perfect mixture of the raw and the refined. What can I say other than every song on this awesome disc approaches perfection! If I could keep only one CD out of the 500 or so I own I think this would be it!"
ghengisadonis | United Kingdom | 07/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have only one problem with this album: poor production/mixing.
The vocals are too low in the mix, sometimes (i.e the verses of `Hills...') totally inaudible. A near-tragedy, given the sheer gorgeousness of Monica Richards's voice...and the music in general. Even with the sound problem, this is not only the first masterpiece of her career, but one of the best (yes, you read that right) alternative rock albums of the '90s. Track-by-track dissection seems improper - words can't convey the net impact of those marvellous harmonic twists, haunting guitar lines and Monica's crystalline vocals, but I must draw attention to `Solar Friend' (which includes a vocal hook Monica would put to even better use in a certain Faith & The Muse song in '96), `Alekan Girl' (ethereal-romantic) and `Glaciers Down' (sheer overwhelming perfection)."