Russian Doll - Violet Indiana
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  • Summary: This is the second disc for the duo of Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and vocalist Siobhan de Mare (Mono).
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Russian Doll is defined by beautiful tones, imprecise boundaries, world-weary subject matter and a Phil Spectorian sheen that obscures as much as it illuminates.
  2. An inventive album whose impact is lessened by Guthrie's illustrious past. [Jun 2004, p.107]
  3. It does seem like a step backward for them, and it doesn't help that there aren't as many memorable songs here as there are on the debut.
  4. 60
    Quietly turn[s] into a rather good record as it goes along. [Jun 2004, p.116]
  5. 40
    Not that there isn't music on Russian Doll that's as lovely as any he's made, but it's brought crashing down to earth by deeply average singer Siobhan de Mare. [Jun 2004, p.86]
  6. The Cocteau Twins-lite feeling persists. [#7]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2