Merging together traits like pop disturbance, sonic experimentalism, and a dark rock flavor that is recognizably English music quintet Siouxsie and the Banshees, the outfit's ninth full-length recording is an engrossing listen if nothing else. Adorned with a design student's orgasm of a cover, Peepshow proves rewarding at the end of a sorrowful night, boasting emotionally strong vocals from singer-songwriter Susan Ballion (aka Siouxsie Sioux) and an assortment of sounds that manage to run the gamut from odd to utterly harrowing. The album does a really swell job at demonstrating the band's talents as songwriters, and its smooth production values only further support the moods expressed throughout Peepshow's 42-minute runtime. Equal parts nice and nightmarish. Angel recommends: "Scarecrow," "Carousel," "Turn to Stone," "The Last Beat of My Heart," and "Rhapsody".
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