Love Songs for Underdogs

The Rod McKuenesque title notwithstanding, this debut solo project from Ur-alt-rocker Tanya Donelly reflects a too-thoughtful intelligence: Her songs on Lovesongs for Underdogs show the strain of effort. But the few tracks that reveal an emotional core (”Landspeed Song”) are irresistible — and make you wish she had spent more time outside and less time studying. B

Love Songs for Underdogs
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