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Twilight Curtains

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Listening to their handful of '90s era releases, it's easy to be fooled into believing that each album from Seattle's Truly was by a different band. Since each release was so stylistically different, it should come as no surprise that the 2000 U.K.-only rarities compilation, Twilight Curtains, comes off sounding the same way. Singer/guitarist Robert Roth always had a grand vision when it came to songwriting (à la Billy Corgan -- before he shaved his head), and it's no different here -- perhaps even more so than usual. What you get is a potpourri that includes the Pink Floyd-ish "Aliens on Alcohol," the bouncy little ditty "Wait 'Til the Night," and the electro/space age pop of the album-opening title track. Like all rarities compilations, there's a reason why some tracks were left hiding under the rocks, and here, a cover of the Go-Go's new wave classic "Our Lips Are Sealed" gets the nod. While it's expectedly not on par with their woefully overlooked 1995 masterpiece, Fast Stories from Kid Coma, Twilight Curtains is still highly recommended to longtime fans.

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