Elisabeth Vincentelli
July 23, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Sky Motel

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Kristin Hersh
Producers
4AD
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it an A-

That Kristin Hersh remains relatively obscure while fashionably neurotic waifs get airplay is one of pop’s most unfair slights. After dividing time between Throwing Muses’ electric fervor and her own acoustic, but no less unsettling, solo work, Hersh has come up with Sky Motel‘s extraordinary synthesis. Nobody else can navigate so eerily between trancelike pull (”Clay Feet”), slinky dreaminess (”Echo”), and pure blinding intensity (take your pick). It’s high time this fascinating, idiosyncratic artist got her due. A-

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