Siren 1986. SIREN LP 4
This album truly is a forgotten 80s gem. So surprising is it that it’s never been re-issued that I didn’t realise until this evening when I checked before posting.
It’s a difficult album to describe because it’s very eclectic. There’s pop of course, but also folk and post-punk, all delivered in a very English style. The vocals are beautiful, and for the most part the song writing is superb. What’s more it rewards repeated listens – if you do, its melancholy sophistication really gets under your skin.
I love the title too, but its brutality is an odd fit with this sensitively realised album. It also sounds great which is a nice bonus.