By Tom Sinclair
Updated March 22, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

With 13 full-fledged songs, Love and Rockets’s Sweet F.A. is a big improvement over the easy- listening head music of L and R’s 1994 ”ambient” Hot Trip to Heaven. Although the melancholic overtones serve as a grim reminder that these guys were once three fourths of the wretched goth band Bauhaus, Sweet F.A.‘s Beatlesesque textures and snatches of Jesus and Mary Chain-style guitar racket keep the proceedings from getting overly soporific.