Diamanda Galas   The Sporting Life
3.4
great
Release Date: 1994
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2.5 averageLambda | February 14th 15

Diamanda collaborates with John Paul Jones (the Led Zeppelin bassist) here, and the result is, unsurprisingly, the most accessible of her records. It's still got shrieking and screaming, but for the most part it's nowhere near as abrasive as her other work. The problem here is not the accessible approach-- it's that most of these songs are simply templates for Diamanda to vocalize over. The best track on the album is "Dark End of the Street," because it is an actual song and feels like more than just a backing track with Diamanda singing over it. "Sk?toseme" is another that feels like more, but it goes on too long. Overall, a fun listen, but nowhere near what it could have been. 2.8

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4.0 excellentGeorge Menhal III | October 12th 09
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