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Robin Guthrie

Everlasting

(Darla; US: 18 Sep 2006; UK: 24 Jul 2006)

Guthrie follows up his recent Continental CD with this four-song EP, making a direct run at fans of Cocteau Twins, for whom he was guitarist/musical director. No surprise, then, that Everlasting sounds just like late-period Cocteau Twins minus Liz Fraser’s unintelligible vocals. The lush guitar textures and seductive, simple melodies are here, and it doesn’t even sound like Guthrie’s switched drum machines. Grand, often beautiful, and completely unnecessary.

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John Bergstrom has been writing various reviews and features for PopMatters since 2004. He has been a music fanatic at least since he and a couple friends put together The Rock Group Dictionary in third grade (although he now admits that giving Pat Benatar the title of "first good female rocker" was probably a mistake). He has done freelance writing for Trouser Pressonline, Milwaukee's Shepherd Express, and the late Milk magazine and website. He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two kids, both of whom are very good dancers.


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