Moving away from the higher volume that marked their first album, 10 Speed also starts to show less reliance on the band's early influences (although the very beginning sure sounds like Husker Du, doesn't it?). It's a solid album pretty much all the way through, with more of the band's own personality. It's also a notable release for another reason: it was one of Nettwerk's initial forays into the world of mixed-media compact discs, and Nettwerk was one of the first labels to try it, meaning, this was one of the first commercially available multimedia audio compact discs. Not all of the copies released to the public had the multimedia portion, however; those who didn't get the multimedia instead got an excellent cover version of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" with Kristy Thirsk of Rose Chronicles on guest vocals.
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AllMusic Review by Sean Carruthers