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Throwing Muses: Throwing Muses and Kristin Hersh: The Grotto

Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2003

FOR DEVOTEES OFTHE RESTLESS Hersh muse (Dido/Lavigne fans can stop reading now), a double treat. Guns N'Roses, Springsteen and Waits did it; now Kristin, who makes even the last of those seem jolly and accessible, releases two LPs simultaneously. One's her sixth solo set, a hushed, acoustic work; the other's from a reunited Throwing Muses (the eighth under the name) — the first since their cash-strapped split in '97, and recorded "quick and dirty" in three weekends.

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