Tinderbox [Bonus Tracks]

Tinderbox [Bonus Tracks]

by Siouxsie and the Banshees

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Tinderbox [Bonus Tracks]

Tinderbox is the most musically uptempo of all Siouxsie and the Banshees' albums and the most stylistically consistent one since The Scream and Join Hands. Most of the selections here feature urgently rocking drumming, drivingly aggressive yet fully textured guitar playing, and masterful, gutsy singing. The songs here are intense and unfold slowly, some starting off less vigorously but becoming hard rockers further along. There is of course a fine line between consistency and lack of contrast, but this album stays firmly on the side of the former; in fact, there's a certain satisfying feel to the musically uniform wall of sound here. The arrangements are less complex than in immediately preceding albums, but there are still plenty of subtle, effective production touches to be found throughout, most notably in the song "Cannons." "Cities in the Dust," a dance-pop number with a bell-like synthesizer opening section, stretches the above-mentioned boundaries the most, though typically bleak lyrics keep this selection from any sense of vacuity. This excellent release is well worth purchasing. [The 2009 Polydor UK edition added four bonus tracks including the 12" mixes of "The Sweetest Chill" and "&Cities in Dust" as well as a demo version of "Starcrossed."]

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Release Date: 05/19/2009
Label: Ume Imports
UPC: 0600753148938
catalogNumber: 5314893

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