By Ira Robbins
Updated January 29, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

A decade ago, when ”alternative” bands were rarely known above the underground, Minneapolis’ Suburbs — debonair, edgy, rhythmically intense — were a deservedly big deal. On this sterling career retrospective, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Suburbs Have Left the Building, the quintet’s unsettling adventures in cerebral art-punk-funk-rock don’t sound at all dated. B+

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