Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Sisters of Mercy

  • Floodland [Elektra, 1987] C+
  • Vision Thing [Elektra, 1990] Choice Cuts

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Floodland [Elektra, 1987]
There's dumber gothic--cf. Melody Maker poll winners Fields of the Nephilim for something totally ridiculous. At least these guys cut their doldrums with crass--they go disco and drop proper nouns. But Andrew Eldritch's sepulchrally stentorian stylings could arise only in a nation where David Bowie is a voice for the ages. C+

Vision Thing [Elektra, 1990]
"Vision Thing" Choice Cuts