30 Year Retrospective: 10,000 Maniacs’ In My Tribe

RELEASE
27 July 1987

LABEL
Elektra

GENRE / SUBGENRE
Alternative Rock / Soft Rock

CHART PEAK
#37 on Billboard 200



01  What’s the Matter Here?
**SINGLE** A jangly, swaying song that doesn’t sound like it should be about child abuse but somehow is. (-1)

–PERFORMANCE @ ROLLING STONE (1987)–

02  Hey Jack Kerouac
Late 80s college rock encapsulated. (+1)
–PERFORMANCE @ BIG WORLD (1989)–

03  Like the Weather
**SINGLE** Airy, autumnal festival favorite. (+1)

04  Cherry Tree
Run of the mill, folksy soft rock. (-1)
–PERFORMANCE @ NEW HAVEN, CT (1989)–

05  The Painted Desert
A dull snoozefest. (-1)
–PERFORMANCE @ NEW HAVEN, CT (1989)–

06  Don’t Talk
**SINGLE** A carefree jam in the park. (+1)

07  Peace Train
**SINGLE** Uninspiring Cat Stevens cover. (-1)

08  Gun Shy
A heavy-handed social issue awareness song. (-1)
–PERFORMANCE @ WASHINGTON D.C. (1988)–

09  My Sister Rose
Phony island music. (-1)
–PERFORMANCE @ BUFFALO, NY (1989)–

10  A Campfire Song [ft. Michael Stipe]
An comelling semi-duet with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. (+1)
–PERFORMANCE @ ROLLING STONE (1987)–

11  City of Angels
Sleep-inducing. (-1)
–PERFORMANCE @ NEW HAVEN, CT (1989)–

12 Verdi Cries
Coma-inducing. (-1)
–PERFORMANCE @ LATE NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS (1991)–

VALUATION INDEX
(-4)

PERCENTAGE RATING
33.33%

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