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Vinyl 6th's - Wasp's Nest (Vinyl)

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Rolling Stone (6/15/95, p.81) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...a chilly, stunning and sad symphony of breakup songs written with the contradictory beauty and cheer of some of the greatest pop singles of the '60s. [The] marriage of the cheap tinkle of keyboards graced with hushed vocals and spacier synth odysseys is both masterful and dangerous..."
Spin (5/95, p.98) - 8 - Highly Recommended - "...[Stephin Merritt] is a one-man Brill Building, a synth-pop Noel Coward....What's most attractive about [WASPS' NESTS]--its showcasing of so many talented singers--is also its weakness. Merritt's idiosyncratic songs are meant for...his own voice..."
Entertainment Weekly (4/7/95, p.92) - "...Using Casio keyboards, customized gizmos, and a few singers, Stephin Merritt fashions a homemade hit parade, catchier and smarter than anything in the Top 40. His toy symphony plays classics similar to Phil Spector, ABBA, and others..." - Rating: A
Q (9/95, p.120) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Merrit's songs have flexibility and perhaps a greater appeal than was previously thought..."
Option (9-10/95, p.135) - "...amazing songwriter, gossamer techno-pop melodies, brilliant lyrics, etc...WASPS' NEST is a brilliant, accesible, listener-friendly album..."
Melody Maker (7/15/95, p.35) - Recommended - "...There are too many gems here....it's not a record to smash the barriers of sound, but it'll charm the pants off you. Guaranteed..."
Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #25 in Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.
NME (Magazine) (9/16/95, p.50) - 6 (out of 10) - "...touched by the tiny hand of genius....[Merritt's] love of allegedly 'perfect' pop--Abba, chiefly--is...in evidence here, as [he] turns himself into a one-man Brill Building, pumping out possible hits for a generation of underground rockers..."
Pitchfork (Website) - "It's the women on WASPS' NESTS that are given the real showcase. Unable to hit Merritt's low notes, they stay true to their own vocal range and the songs delight as a result."
Disc 1
1. San Diego Zoo
2. Aging Spinsters
3. All Dressed Up in Dreams
4. Falling Out of Love (With You)
5. Winter in July
6. Pillow Fight
7. Dream Hat
8. Movies in My Head
9. In the City in the Rain
10. Looking for Love (In the Hall of Mirrors)
11. Heaven in a Black Leather Jacket
12. Here in My Heart
13. Puerto Rico Way
14. You Can't Break a Broken Heart
15. When I'm Out of Town
Genre: Miscellaneous
Record label: Alliance Import
Musical Artist: 6th's
Software Format: Vinyl
Street Date: November 17, 2017
TCIN: 53104431
UPC: 817949013905
Item Number (DPCI): 244-56-9404
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