Review: Sian Alice Group

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<strong>Rating: </strong>3/5

Led by ethereal vocalist Sian Alice Ahern, the London quartet (and sometimes quin- or sextet) Sian Alice Group builds on the beautiful promise of its genre-sampling 59.59, its debut. Troubled, Shaken Etc. abandons some of the more straightforward rock rhythms from the band's first effort in favor of an extra helping of wistful shoegaze. But the focus remains on Ahern's whispering vocals; even the contemplative drive of instrumental track "Airlock" helps build anticipation for Ahern's return. Thankfully, she complies.

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