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Another of the many peripheral, unorthodox musical pleasures of Y2K.
'Northern Lights Northern Power' exhibits Doyle's facility to convey, like The Blue Nile, a sense of the lonely romantic melancholy of the neon-lit city at night, while Doyle has a lyrical ability to capture a vivid and menacing ambience in his lyrics, as well as a knack for angst-ridden metaphors ('Escape Artist'). His vocals certainly aren't bad but they're the least potent element in what is here a generally disturbing, heady and irresistible musical brew. Another of the many peripheral, unorthodox musical pleasures of Y2K.
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