Star - 1993 (continued)

Driven by four superb singles -- "Gepetto," "Feed the Tree," "Slow Dog," and "Dusted" -- Belly's debut album is a terrific set of effortlessly melodic guitar-pop, alternating between bright pop songs and atmospheric ballads. Even with her sweetest melodies, lead singer/guitarist Tanya Donelly has enough realism and dark fantasies in her songs to keep Star from being cloying or saccharine. In fact, her songs are so good that it's a wonder she didn't start her own band sooner.

Stephen Thomas Erlwine in All Music Guide to Rock (1995)

Ranked #37 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. --Village Voice (3/94)

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