Label: Blue Note Records
When most performers enter our intimate studio, they unplug. Not Suzanne Vega, who brought her band along and rocked the joint. "Frank and Ava" rocks even harder than it does on Beauty and Crime, while "Tom's Diner" is fitted with a smoky nightclub groove. Still as cool and calm as ever, Vega shows here that if she didn't have chart success, she'd still be feted as one of the pioneers of the dream pop sound.