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  • Quilt [Matador, 1991] Choice Cuts
  • Sedusia [Matador, 1993] A-

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Quilt [Matador, 1991]
"Watching the Grass Grow" Choice Cuts

Sedusia [Matador, 1993]
Women will have no trouble with these three quiet, simple, exquisite songs about love. But what about if you're male? Well, if you're an alternative kinda guy, the sexually explicit "Love Me With Your Mind" will score first--your specialty, right? But if you're a truly alternative kinda guy, the ones about absence and doubt will fill your scheming organ with thoughts of paying attention, settling down. A-