March 24, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST
We gave it a B

Whiskey-ravaged and bitter, Faithfull sounds like a distressed angel. But if she envisions herself as Marlene Dietrich, her collaborator, Angelo Badalamenti, sees Peggy Lee. Lush, but thin on ideas, his arrangements leave you asking ”Is that all there is?” Life makes you wonder what Faithfull could produce if she was orchestrated by Ennio Morricone.

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