July 13, 2021

Velocity Girl - Gilded Stars & Zealous Hearts (In-Store Play Copy) (1996) ☠

 
*This is an in-store play copy not intended for the consumer market. 
Contains the album in it's entirety. 
A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Indie Rock
Label Number: SP 340
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☠: Selected by Lass
© 1996 Sub Pop
AllMusic Review by Jack Rabid
LP #3 for this fine D.C. quintet is a disappointment. This writer usually loves good, strong production, so the hiring of Cliff Norrell, fresh from his inspired mixing work on Catherine Wheel's Happy Days and R.E.M.'s Automatic For the People, sounded perfect for V.G. Instead, Norrell's taken the spunk out of them. The sound is not too glossy, or dull, or plodding. It's just too perfect, too streamlined, too clean, transforming a promising indie outfit into just another pop group, like a million faceless others. The group's long-standing virtues, its modesty, it's love of pop craft, it's amiable nature, are all here, and Gilded Stars should be a fine effort, but it lacks the old edge. "Gilded Stars" and "Same Old City" should be world-beaters; instead they're world-wearies headed toward easy-listening oblivion. That these songs came to life live, recently, points the finger at a confining production job.

tags: velocity girl, gilded and zealous hearts, 1996, flac,

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