The result is spectacular. Opener "Dead in Love" lays the sludgy riffage on thick before giving way to a trippy, Floydian coda; "Covered in Punks Blood" sounds like Badmotorfinger-era Soundgarden mixed with jungle beats; and "Subcutaneous Phat" rides a down 'n' dirty soul-funk groove. But it's Harvey who really steals the show, providing vocals on half the tracks and lending her sax, piano, and bass skills as well. The smoldering "There Will Never Be a Better Time," which pairs her reverbed wail with Goss's urgent acoustic strumming, is absolutely spine-tingling, while the surfy rocker "Crawl Home" might be one of her best tunes.
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