11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded at Hansa Studio in Germany where David Bowie’s Heroes and U2’s Achtung Baby were also recorded, Tiger Suit is a technically thrilling album based on layers of sound and brilliant electronic manipulation. Tunstall, the Scottish folkie, is again completely vanquished, as on Drastic Fantastic, and a booming art-pop singer takes her place. “Uummannaq Song” jags in several different directions as the rhythm section’s cruise control goes delightfully awry.  “Glamour Puss” is more cityscape glitz and champagne fizz. The whistling is perfect. “Difficulty” throws together some distorted and fuzzed-out guitars. “Fade Like a Shadow” goes for the quick pop hook. “Lost” turns into a space-folk tune with backing vocals bouncing between galaxies. “Golden Frames” tramps by with a cosmopolitan blues that sounds both desperate and seductive. “Come On, Get In” ramps up the tempo. “(Still A) Weirdo” and “The Entertainer” are the tracks where she sounds like she’s finally landed on earth for a breather before heading back into ozone.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded at Hansa Studio in Germany where David Bowie’s Heroes and U2’s Achtung Baby were also recorded, Tiger Suit is a technically thrilling album based on layers of sound and brilliant electronic manipulation. Tunstall, the Scottish folkie, is again completely vanquished, as on Drastic Fantastic, and a booming art-pop singer takes her place. “Uummannaq Song” jags in several different directions as the rhythm section’s cruise control goes delightfully awry.  “Glamour Puss” is more cityscape glitz and champagne fizz. The whistling is perfect. “Difficulty” throws together some distorted and fuzzed-out guitars. “Fade Like a Shadow” goes for the quick pop hook. “Lost” turns into a space-folk tune with backing vocals bouncing between galaxies. “Golden Frames” tramps by with a cosmopolitan blues that sounds both desperate and seductive. “Come On, Get In” ramps up the tempo. “(Still A) Weirdo” and “The Entertainer” are the tracks where she sounds like she’s finally landed on earth for a breather before heading back into ozone.

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