“At 10,000 Maniacs point of greatest professional optimism, ‘Blind Man’s Zoo’ is a starkly pessimistic statement.”
Rolling Stone, 1989
“Natalie Merchant of 10,000 Maniacs brings a powerful new voice and perspective to the role of the singer-songwriter with a social conscience.”
Rolling Stone, 1989
“10,000 Maniacs new album ‘Blind Man’s Zoo’ has a harder edge than the previous recordings – the toe-tapping music and topical lyrics make you feel like a peppy, concerned citizen.”
The New Yorker, 1989
“Combining arty mysticism and frank social consciousness, 10,000 Maniacs have become the populist radicals they set out to be.”
Vogue, 1989