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"Starless" Review
Author: Ron Davies (Splendid Zine)
Date: Unknown


Shiner play no-frills, simple alternative rock, and they do it very well. Their starting point contains definite strains of Seattle, but coming from Kansas City the influence of middle America is strong. The album ranges between mid-tempo rockers like "Spinning" and slower head-trips like "The Arrangement," but everywhere things are arena-sized. The songs stay on the heavier end of the scale but steer clear of anything metal. Together, they comprise a decent, middle-of-the-road rock record. Although at times the melodic angst comes a bit too close to Bush for my tastes, this is a solid, if somewhat placid, album.


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