Bauhaus - The Sky’s Gone Out

That difficult third album syndrome…

The Sky’s Gone Out

As a post-punk outfit which
ended end up being a pre-goth
band, Bauhaus examined all
aspects of rock but, within
their trademark gloom, added
a dark edge. This album is a
perfect example of what
happens when a band
establishes themselves within a
newly formed musical genre,
gains notoriety from it and then
wishes to move on but gets
restrained by fan expectation
and inertia. There are, however,
some excellent moments,
including the Eno cover, Third
Uncle, and Spirit, which finds
the band on top form.

3 stars 3 stars 3 stars

4MWB/A&M | 4918

Reviewed by Paul Rigby
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