TOP FIVE ALBUMS OF 2010
Rasputina - Sister Kinderhook
Sample track: “Sweet Sister Temperance”
Don’t call it a comeback! Actually, I am going to call it a comeback. Or, more, accurately, a return to form. Oh Perilous World shook my faith in Rasputina just the tiniest bit; the album was too inspired by musicals and had far too much screeching dulcimer for my tastes. Luckily, Sister Kinderhook revisits everything I love about Rasputina: mournful cello, fantastical anachronism, and lyricism that seems to come from a timeline just beside our own. Heck, even the album cover recalls the embroidered style of Thanks for the Ether!