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Red Heaven
Throwing Muses
Red Heaven
Genre: Alternative Rock
 
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With Tanya Donnelly's defection to the Breeders, this sixth album from the Boston band is essentially (and justifiably) a solo vehicle for guitarist, singer & songwriter Kristen Hersh. "Dio," with guest vocalist Bob Mould,...  more »

      
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All Artists: Throwing Muses
Title: Red Heaven
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: 4AD
Release Date: 3/9/2010
Album Type: Import
Genre: Alternative Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992689724, 075992689748, 5014436201325

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With Tanya Donnelly's defection to the Breeders, this sixth album from the Boston band is essentially (and justifiably) a solo vehicle for guitarist, singer & songwriter Kristen Hersh. "Dio," with guest vocalist Bob Mould, is the marquee track, but Hersh plays and sings throughout with an intensity that brings to mind Neil Young and Tom Verlaine. --Jeff Bateman

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EriKa | Iceland | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Could this be one of the most undervalued and underappreciated albums of the 1990s? Yes, I do insist so. I bought this knowing the crazed, fragile brilliance that is Kristin Hersh. She has always been the mind and force behind this band. I don't care what anyone says about Tanya Donelly leaving the band and a hollow space that that created. Donelly was not that important in this band, as far as I am concerned... she went on to do her own things... and let Kristin do hers. And what Kristin Hersh does best is ROCK. She has highly idiosyncratic vocals, very weird lyrics, and carefully crafted, ingenious songs. All of these elements come together on this completely joyous musical raucous! It is decadent. Superlative do not begin to describe how brilliant this is. You would be wise to check this out FIRST in your anthropological dig through Throwing Muses history because this is the core of what the band is. Previous albums are also brilliant, but this is a showcase of brilliance at its supreme level. Divine moments here include "Dirty Water", "Summer St.", "The Visit", and the incomparable "Rosetta Stone". This is an unforgettable album. GET IT."
Brilliant
EriKa | 03/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lots of people say Hunkpapa or The Real Ramona are the places to start, because apparently the band suffered following Tanya Donelly's departure. I don't think anything could be further from the truth. This album is abrasive, melodic in a cyclone sort of way, driven and full of bizarre imagery. Music needs more women like Kristin Hersh who basically reinvent the guitar when they play it."
Absolutely brilliant
richlatta | "The War Zone" ABQ, NM | 09/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Muses album (Limbo is a close second) and they really rock out here. Also, some of Hersh's most mature work displayed in all it's glory on "Pearl" and "Carnival Wig." All the songs are great here except I dislike "Dio" (question of taste I guess). Sophisticated alternative rock with great lyrics. Oh, and David's drumming is fantastic."