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Listen to it on its own terms.

I was a fan of John & Mary before Natalie left the Maniacs. When Natalie left, I assumed Mary would step in as she had toured with the Maniacs and appeared on the MTV album. However, I think John & Mary are better as a duo than as part of the 2nd edition of 10,000 Maniacs. That being said, Mary has a lovely, quirky voice and there are some nice moments here. Give it a chance.

Good record

Some songs are boring but some are quite good. If you enjoy other maniacs records you'll enjoy this. Lyrically, Mary Ramsey doesn't seem to stay a relevant as Natalie Merchant, but musically this is just as solid as the other albums.

Not bad....different

I still think that this band would have survived if they had simply changed their singer, new band.....


Genre: Rock

An acclaimed, multi-platinum selling American alternative rock outfit whose agreeable blend of jangle pop and folk-rock helped to define college rock scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, 10,000 Maniacs (named after the low-budget horror movie 2,000 Maniacs) were formed in Jamestown, New York, in 1981 by singer Natalie Merchant and guitarist John Lombardo. Other members of the sextet were Robert Buck (guitar), Steven Gustafson (bass), Dennis Drew (keyboards), and Jerry Augustyniak (drums). The...
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