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Lonely Is an Eyesore

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Lonely Is A Review

Originally released around 1988, this album was a taster of the various artists working under the 4AD label. Die hard fans of the Cocteau Twins bought it for the sparkling and lovely "Crushed" but were rewarded with the other gems set in this collection. Throwing Muses' driving and energetic "Fish" provides the album with its title - tossing off the catchy lyric "lonely is an eyesore" almost with a chuckle. Colourbox's "Hot Doggie" features clever usage of sampling technique (remember, this album is from the '80s), listen for snatches of dialogue from "The Last Starfighter" - "soon the frontier will be down...". Klan Of Xymox's "Muscoviet Mosquito" is another driving tune with a sweeping aural quality that sounds like ghosts are coming for you - it's almost creepy. The expansive "No Motion" by Dif Juz is an aural landscape best appreciated with headphones late at night. With a double dip of Dead Can Dance - "The Protagonist" is an orchestrally foreboding piece which would serve well as a hiking tune on your way to the Wicked Witch of the West's castle, and "Frontier" featuring DCD member Lisa Gerard's distinctive vocals is another haunting piece showcasing the group's dynamic range of sound. "Cut The Tree" by The Wolfgang Press starts off slowly but gets down to a foot stomping declaration before trailing away as it started. This Mortal Coil, an ever shifting collective of 4AD artists offers up "Acid, Bitter And Sad", obviously influenced by the presence of DCD members, the tune is another aural landscape, this time by boat it would seem and probably crossing the River Styx. All in all, this is a dark sounding album but if you like the shadows then this one is for you.

My Favorite Album

This compilation introduced me to so much of what is now my favorite music. When I first heard it as a teenager, I was strictly a metal fan, listening to Iron Maiden and Megadeth. I heard "Fish" by the Throwing Muses, and didn't know what to think. It was so STRANGE, and so beautiful! I soon went out and bought nearly the entire 4AD catalogue. Dead Can Dance in particular became a favorite. Every track on here gets 5 stars, except for the opener, "Hot Doggie." I'll give that one 4. If I could, I'd rate "Fish" and "Cut the Tree" 6 stars!

A purely serendipitous find

Back in 1988, I was in a little hole-in-the-wall used record store looking for something else when I happened upon this treasure. I was already a fan of Cocteau Twins and pretty much anything else that came off the 4AD label, so I bought it for a dollar. It is to this day, one of my most beloved possessions. The whole compilation is simply sublime and mesmerizing, even the quirky "Hot Doggie" is a fun little pinch of adrenaline.

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