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Serpentine Gallery - Deluxe 2005 Edition

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Bad Trash
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Dissolve
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Wall Flower
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Wrecking Yard
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Clown
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Cocoon
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Doll House
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Sweet
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Gutter Glitter
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Mine Eyes
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Bloody Knuckies
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 47:08

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thier best

starbearer

i think the vocal performance on this album was the best, and I think it was the best recorded. the albums following this were recorded a bit more hi-fi, but in a way that takes a away from the raw feel that THIS album has. In my opinion I think this is one of the most quintessential goth albums of all time.

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One of my favorite albums.

nodamnspam

I've seen this band live more times than any other and each time was a treat. This album is my favorite, and although I already own it, I am downloading it because the original CD has become damaged due to all the use. A must for fans for female fronted goth bands. Unfortunately, Switchblade is no more apparently. Check out their live CD/DVD to see what you missed.

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Good stuff

Maralily

The best tracks are Mine Eyes and Wallflower

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Dark, Beautiful and Essential!

sbaker112479

One of my all-time favorite albums by any band. I've been listening to them for many years now and have all of their albums (which are all good), but there is something about this album that always grabs me! Every track is solid and the album flows nicely, so i would recommend downloading the whole thing. But, if you're into downloading single tracks at first i'd recommend 'Clown', 'Gutter Glitter', 'Mine Eyes' and 'Dollhouse'

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Great stuff...

JP4

Awesome album. Too bad I bought it on Amazon first...

They Say All Music Guide

When beauty collides with intellect, whether divine or arcane, the result is always good listening. Subtly sublime and hypnotically haunting, Susan Wallace and Tina Root, the darkwave duo behind Switchblade Symphony, brew an ambitious goth broth on their debut LP, Serpentine Gallery, named after the famed British exhibition hall. Following the lead of surrealist photographer Man Ray, these California girls go for textures of mood beyond the framework of conventional songwriting. Luckily, Serpentine Gallery combines two demos, so the song base is strong; Fable, which deals with fairies and magic, and Elegy, which doles out cold, hard reality, come together seamlessly, because the production on Serpentine Gallery supplies a sonic wash that unifies the two disparate ideologies. Sure, sometimes such atmosphere outweighs the melody and leaves the lyric behind. But all is forgiven, for Wallace and Root are young and their ideas possess maturity and depth. Their unique chemistry and diverse influences explain their popularity with a generation who rarely visits such bizarre realms of beguiling Baroque. Each tune wields enough personality to distinguish itself (“Dissolve” and “Clown” are quite good). Varying sonics and guitar gnashing help “Sweet” soar (not a reference to the gutter-glitter band of the same name, as Root is surprisingly influenced by the vocal styling of Mike Patton). Switchblade Symphony could resurrect the mysticism and eclecticism of vintage Siouxsie & the Banshees. That’s a lofty goal, but these are two talented ladies. – Doug Stone

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