King - 1995

At one point, Tanya Donelly seemed destined to play the role of the endearing little sister of alternative rock. Starting her career in the early '80s with school chum Kristin Hersh's Throwing Muses, she added a supportive guitar to the Muses' frenetic sound.

When she left that band in 1990, Donelly contributed to business pal Kim Deal's then side project, the Breeders' 1990 debut. Two years later she teamed up with Christopher and Tom Gorman to finally form her own band, Belly. Now with the addition of bassist Gail Greenwood, Belly's sophomore release -- entitled King-- finds both band and Donelly taking the front seat.

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