APRIL, 1996


Three Sheets to the Wind Caroline Records

Idaho, with its second full-length album, proves once again it is an inspired purveyor of atonal malaise. Listening to Three Sheets to the Wind is like having a cup of honeyed tea with a convivial zombie -it goes down sweet and smooth but leaves you feeling a bit woozy. And while Idaho steadily adds another level to its bleak house, the inviting clarity of the deadpan vocals and the simple beauty of the piano both distinguish the band, and save us from drowning in its sea of despair.

- Allison Diamond