When Skunk Anansie released Smashes & Trashes, their greatest hits compilation, in 2009 after a decade’s absence, it was a reminder that they had some unfinished business. This was a band that had the music press quivering with a mixture of confusion and excitement, who teetered on globe-conquering greatness, and who wrapped things up quietly with no acrimonious divorce.
Fourth studio album Wonderlustre sees the band return from, between them, solo albums, session work, music tuition and a seven-year stint in Feeder. But rather than instantly recommencing from 1999, it’s an engaging illustration of growth. It’s a less spiked affair than previous long-players, but their distinctive rock dynamism is still present, and in generous abundance, frenetic drumwork and strapping licks playing host to mesmerising yet forceful vocals.
ARTIST: Skunk Anansie
RELEASE DATE: September 13, 2010
TIME: 41:11 min.
01. God Loves Only You [03:49]
02. My Ugly Boy [03:28]
03. Over the Love [03:28]
04. Talk Too Much [03:21]
05. The Sweetest Thing [03:39]
06. It Doesn’t Matter [02:47]
07. You’re Too Expensive [02:29]
08. My Love Will Fall [03:56]
09. You Saved Me [03:39]
10. Feeling the Itch [03:07]
11. You Can’t Always Do What You Like [03:32]
12. I Will Stay But You Should Leave [03:56]
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