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Antenna: Hideout (Mammoth) ***½

Holly George-Warren, Rolling Stone, 29 April 1993

"PLUMB THE depths, descend the steps and maybe you can have it for your own." The lyrics to 'Shine', the opening track on Hideout, Antenna's second album, could easily be describing guitarist-vocalist-songwriter John Strohm's change in musical direction since leaving Blake Babies, the band in which he took a creative back seat to frontperson Juliana Hatfield. With Antenna, Strohm has taken the catchiness of his former combo and encased it in a much more complex — and compelling — aural structure.

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