By the time the Hoodoo Gurus released their seventh album, Blue Cave, in 1996, the band had settled into a fairly predictable pattern for their records -- namely, they hadn't changed their psychedelic, jangly guitar-pop much at all. Occasionally, they add louder guitars to the mix, but they are essentially the same band they were in 1986. That's not necessarily a bad thing -- the Hoodoo Gurus have a way with crafting a solid hook. The problem with Blue Cave is that they just didn't come up with enough of them. A few songs stand out, but by and large the album is just a standard Hoodoo Gurus album, albeit an enjoyable one.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine