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Camper Van Beethoven: Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (Virgin) ***½

Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 11 August 1988

CAMPER VAN Beethoven, the long-time champ of college radio, has burst out of the indie underground with a strong major-label debut that boasts better songs and a better sound than ever before. Even if the pristine production, by Dennis Herring (Timbuk 3, Lords of the New Church), spiffs things up a bit, the band still sounds like a house party at the United Nations.

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