In My Tribe is an excellent example of early 10,000 Maniacs, being initially released in 1987. The songs are beautiful pieces of folkish alt-pop, although the lyrical themes get pretty heavy if you listen: child abuse, illiteracy, war… A set of politically conscious 80’s alternative classics, now reissued on vinyl by the Rhino label.
8/10 Jack Customer review, 4th June 2016
What a treasure-trove of great music this is. The songs are all so good and so unlike one another that this comes off like a greatest hits album. From the opening snare-drum crack of "What's the Matter Here?" to the lovely "Verdi Cries", there isn't a dud to be found. Standout tracks like "Cherry Tree" and "My Sister Rose" pop and sparkle among the more somber tracks like "Gun Shy" and "Like the Weather". The production is crisp and clean without being overdone like a lot of 80's albums. Recommended.
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