November 28, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST
We gave it an A-

Though their loping beats sound like dance music, the British band Laika’s preferred rhythmic device is a lopsided time signature that makes dancing difficult. Not to worry: Sounds of the Satellites‘ entrancing blend of heavy bass, gurgling electronics, and moody melodies — sung with low-key intensity by former Moonshaker Margaret Fiedler — is rich enough to hold your attention even when it doesn’t move your feet. A-

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