After playing supporting roles in Throwing Muses and the Breeders, Tanya Donelly proves she's got the vision/songs/smarts to pilot her own vehicle. "Angel," "Dusted," and "Feed the Tree" are short, sharp, edgy pop. --Jeff ... more »Bateman« less
After playing supporting roles in Throwing Muses and the Breeders, Tanya Donelly proves she's got the vision/songs/smarts to pilot her own vehicle. "Angel," "Dusted," and "Feed the Tree" are short, sharp, edgy pop. --Jeff Bateman
"Belly sets up a mood with this album that is sustained throughout each song. The album's a little melancholy and sullen, moody and thoughtful. The music is sort of like what Fiona Apple's dreams must sound like. I've had the album for years and will never part with it."
A favorite of mine...
J. Ray | Goose Creek, SC USA | 06/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big time Tanya Donelly fan and loved this album; however, I can also see where it's a little off the beaten track for mainstream taste and everyone else might not share my love for it. If you've picked up on some of the radio hits like Feed the Tree and Gepetto and aren't so sure you're going to take to the rest of the album, check out the Sweetest Ride: Best of Belly album. Otherwise, if your looking for something new and good, you've may well have found it here."
M. S. Thomas | Kyoto, Japan | 03/29/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Feed the Tree" was a smash of sorts in 1993, and it remains a great single, a true indie hit to rank with (almost) The Smashing Pumpkins "1979" in terms of pure catchiness. A lot of the rest of this album is pedestrian, and after the stong opener "Someone to Die For" the next three songs, 13 years later, sound dated and absolutely disposible. But the record manages a couple other genuine highlights, including the oddly seductive "Slow Dog," "Gepetto" and the elegaic closer "Stay." Not a great album, but holds up better than anyone in 1993 could have imagined."
Angela Scott-Cox | many places, right now Spring Lake, NC | 07/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one good alternative-rock album. Tanya Donelly's vocala are great and the songs are very smart and catchy. I would highly recommend this album!"