1986, Music

Tinderbox (1986) by Siouxsie and the Banshees

The Banshees strike this weird balance where they pair a (relatively) bright sound with lyrics that wouldn’t necessarily fit with that sound. It’s not that the sound is particularly bright, it’s just bright for the genre, and I always find it a little disorienting when I first hear one of their records.
The songs are pretty good and the sound is appealing dense (even though, if you listen closely, there aren’t that many overdubs, it just feels like there are).
I guess the only thing that’s keeping me from liking this more is a sense of deja vu, that it’s maybe just a little more accessible version of what they were doing in the early ’80s.


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