Throwing Muses [2003] - Throwing Muses
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  • Summary: Back together for the first time since their 1996 breakup, the college radio faves offer up 12 new tracks on this self-titled release. The lineup here includes original co-founder Kristen Hersh, drummer David Narcizo and bassist Bernard Georges, with fellow co-founder (and Hersh's half sister) Tanya Donelly on hand as well to contribute backing vocals. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
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  1. Throwing Muses are the counterpart-- or maybe the antidote-- to the driven, enraptured solitude of [Hersh's] solo material; they deliver a release and an excitement that's been missing from her work for years.
  2. If the Throwing Muses are not still at the top of their game, they are very, very close.
  3. It may lack subtlety but it sounds incredibly vital. [#229, p.68]
  4. Throwing Muses is an exhilarating ride that manages to marry the helter-skelter rhythmic pulse of the band's first few records with the poppier sensibilities of their nineties releases.
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    It's amazing they're still so punk, so relentlessly jagged and vicious. [Apr 2003, p.110]
  6. A raw blast of electric power that serves as a career coda, of sorts.
  7. As a whole, Throwing Muses still contains too much formless slop, but at least it's energetic.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5