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  • Summary: If it sounds like The Jesus And Mary Chain fronted by a woman, well, that's precisely because it is. JAMC's Jim and William Reid join sister Linda (as well as Freeheat's Ben Lurie) for this first Sister Vanilla album, which has been in the works for a decade.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Little Pop Rock's acid-casual serenades... could've featured on any Mary Chain album from Darklands onward. And that's a comment on both the songs' lack of deviation from the JAMC's Sunday-morning-Velvets songbook, and the songs' consistent quality and unhurried charm.
  2. The best aspect of Sister Vanilla is Linda Reid's saccharine vocals. [Summer 2007, p.84]
  3. While it's nice to have another Mary Chain record, what makes the record even better is the presence of Linda Reid.
  4. Both the Reid brothers' nice and nasty sides are represented. [May 2007, p.128]
  5. The aesthetic may be anachronistic, but it's still compelling.
  6. 60
    Amid all the dirty, clanging glam, there are unfinished moments. [Apr 2007, p.119]
  7. Fans of the Mary Chain's Suicide-meets-Shangri-Las hijinks will have an immediate connection to Sister Vanilla's sweetly sinister sound, particularly when Jim or William steps up to the microphone to add his droning vocals.
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  1. G.Z.
    Mar 31, 2007
    10
    Take it for what it is. Sounds a lot like JAMC, as it should for obvious reasons, but it is not a Jesus And Mary Chain album proper, so keep Take it for what it is. Sounds a lot like JAMC, as it should for obvious reasons, but it is not a Jesus And Mary Chain album proper, so keep that in mind. Having said that, it is a great recording if you like this particular flavour of rock. Expand
  2. ?
    Apr 1, 2007
    10
    god !
  3. Giulio
    Apr 10, 2007
    10
    The vocals of Linda Reid are amazing but when Jim or William mumble their rhymes the songs fly away. At last the JAMC are back!!!