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Love Among the Ruins

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Download links and information about Love Among the Ruins by 10, 000 Maniacs. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 49:19 minutes.

Artist: 10, 000 Maniacs
Release date: 1997
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 49:19
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Rainy Day 4:46
2. Love Among the Ruins 4:01
3. Even With My Eyes Closed 3:56
4. Girl on a Train 4:10
5. Green Children 4:13
6. A Room for Everything 3:56
7. More Than This 4:05
8. Big Star 3:07
9. You Won't Find Me There 4:08
10. All That Never Happens 4:58
11. Shining Light 4:06
12. Across the Fields 3:53

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Most observers considered 10,000 Maniacs dead in the water following the departure of vocalist Natalie Merchant. Instead of calling it quits, the remaining members hired the jangle-folk duo John & Mary, whose guitarist, John Lombardo, played in one of the original incarnations of the Maniacs. The revamped group's first album, Love Among the Ruins, illustrated that the band could replicate their signature, gently jangly sound without too much effort, but it also illustrated that the group lacked focus without Merchant. Love Among the Ruins is a pleasant listen, but Mary Ramsey's thin voice occasionally grates, the songs are uniformly slight, and the cover of Roxy Music's "More Than This" is an outright embarrassment. Even with those flaws, the album isn't a disaster, and the surviving 10,000 Maniacs have demonstrated that they can continue with dignity, even if their inspiration is somewhat lacking.