By Will Hermes
February 09, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

A Better Version of Me

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The third chapbook from this Wisconsin ”emo” rock trio has frontwoman Caithlin De Marrais in a battle for identity worthy of the WWF. Trading the usual shouted love letters for dialogues more oblique, her mid-tempo anthems have grown knottier. Yet the soaring ”Save My Skin” and ”Thought I Was” argue that poetic ambition and feminine perspective still have a place in modern rock. That it seems a doomed argument makes it more poignant. B+

A Better Version of Me

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