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Surprisingly, after this fine prose below, Allmusic gave them a 4/5 stars.

This Georgia-based quartet's story is depressingly familiar enough. After scoring with the sassy cynicism of its indie single, Money Changes Everything, the Brains signed to Mercury for an uncompromising debut album that sank without a trace, for reasons not too hard to fathom. Main songwriter and frontman Tom Gray stakes out the familiar persona of twitchy ├╝ber-nerd who can't get laid, as "Scared Kid" makes obvious. However, Gray's songs disturb instead of divert, which set him above the pack but out of step with record buyers.


"In the Night" and "Sweethearts" sidestep traditional verse-chorus-verse strictures for extended mood pieces built on Gray's claustrophobic, throbbing keyboards.


Cyndi Lauper's remake certainly reminded some fans of what they'd missed, but couldn't rescue the band, which had already broken up.

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