The Fatima Mansions Lost in the Former West (Radioactive/MCA) Lost, The Mansions's second US release, is a major evolution of punk. It is a striking integration of techno-pop rhythms and ambient textures with dense, thundering, guitar-driven songs. The lyrics are filled with brutal political invective on the corruption and decline of church, state, and self. The raving is magnificent. It's easy to imagine the bile dripping from Cathal Coughlan's lips as he spits out each carefully crafted rant. Newcastle, England, must be a pretty bleak place to spawn this diatribe. - Peter L. Herb