Belly - Star
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Based on 5 reviews
1993 Ratings: #104 / 386
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Based on 60 ratings
1993 Ratings: #163
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a debut album that sounded like a mid-career upgrade because that is essentially what it was. Tanya Donelly is an A-plus songwriter, is equally adept at lead and rhythm guitar, and is a versatile vocalist who brings lots of intensity to her delivery without being showy. everybody knows the hits, but "Untogether" leaves you gobsmacked if you get it. what a song. but the real star of Star is "Stay", an absolutely perfect song. please play at my funeral or whatever.


Belly singer and songwriter, Tanya Donelly, writes songs with a lot of unusual chords. This makes the tunes interesting from a musical standpoint, but it also makes many of melodies come out sounding, well, unmelodious. For me, this doesn't given them a whole lot of relisten value. So, my favorite songs on this record generally break that rule. Unfortunately, the album contains more of the former than the latter, but I did enjoy the following: Someone To Die For, Gepetto, Slow Dog, Low Red ... read more


Listening to this fro the first time as part of my '92-'22 30 years of Music fandom retrospective. I would have likely quite liked this when it came out. Perhaps it was a year too early for my burgeoning taste in decent music. It's just a couple of tracks short of a great album. Fav tracks: Angel, Every Word, Low Red Moon

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Track List

  1. Someone To Die For
  2. Angel
  3. Dusted
  4. Every Word
  5. Gepetto
  6. Witch
  7. Slow Dog
  8. Low Red Moon
  9. Feed The Tree
  10. Full Moon, Empty Heart
  11. White Belly
  12. Untogether
  13. Star
  14. Sad Dress
  15. Stay
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Added on: October 29, 2013