Album Reviews of the 80s

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Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Superstition" / 1991 Review by: Steve Sauer
Superstition is the band's most successful album. It is an exotic combination of dance-pop (Fear of the Unknown, Kiss them for Me), brooding atmospheric dirges (Drifter, Little Sister), superb lyrics (The Ghost in You), and more.

It is definately one of the best albums ever recorded, and it was the highest point in Siouxsie and the Banshees' history. They were co-headliners at the first Lollapalooza while touring this album. The concert was a very special event, and many people remember the band as being the high point of the festival. Unfortunately, the media has traditionally ignored Siouxsie and the Banshees in favor of more mainstream (but often less important) acts. A recent Rolling Stone article about Lollapallooza 1 didn't even mention Siouxsie and the Banshees.

The record is nearly flawless. The Ghost in You is a breathtakingly beautiful lament in memory of the Tieneman Square massacre. Kiss them for Me is probably their most accessible song of all. It is a witty dance-pop tune that never grows tiresome.

It's unfortunate that not enough promotion was done for the album and so it remains unheard by a great many people who would certainly enjoy it greatly.

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