Released as an LP-only in 1993 and later reissued on CD, this is technically the eighth album from the Sun City Girls. While their work covers such a vast range of influence, this is one of their most inspired releases of the classic three-piece rock band. The precedent for this sound could only be Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, all angular and off-kilter with some logic to its illogic sensibilities. In terms of their '90s output, Valentines for Matahari is right up there with Bright Surroundings Dark Beginnings and Torch of the Mystics.
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AllMusic Review by Dean McFarlane