Again - Arista Records 1996 - 6
Patti Smith an anachronism or can she be regarded as
a genuinely important singer-songwriter. After
listening to this album the evidence is
inconclusive. Smith was a doyen of the American punk
scene and this album seems from another era. She
snarls dutifully, but really its all a little bit
dated. There are moments of power, however, that
save this one from a motiveless grave. Ironically
the most impressive track is "My Madrigal"
a powerful and poignant ballad that could be one of
the great unfound gems of the last couple of years.
Overall it is solid without making any real steps