Tony Scherman
February 23, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

Lay It Down (Cowboy Junkies)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Pop

We gave it a B-

Lay It Down is more spacey atmospherics from Cowboy Junkies, the epigones of postadolescent melancholy. What the Junkies are good at — conjuring up a cloud of ennui — they’re very good at. They’re less adept at writing memorable melodies (the exceptions are the slight, pretty pop tunes ”Angel Mine” and ”Lonely Sinking Feeling”). Margo Timmins’ vocals, as usual, run the emotional gamut from A to B. B-

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