Throwing Muses [2003] - Throwing Muses
Throwing Muses [2003] Image
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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 halfBack 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  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.
  5. 80
    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.

See all 15 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ra
    Apr 2, 2003
    10
    This is the best album yet. Kristin's 7-year-itch has proven that she can still make mind-blowing music that has yet to be equalled.
  2. RaoulX
    Jul 14, 2004
    6
    Disappointing. I guess not even a genius like KH can release two completely different albums at the same time. Wish she had focused on one or Disappointing. I guess not even a genius like KH can release two completely different albums at the same time. Wish she had focused on one or the other. KH and the boys can still let 'er rip, but the songs are not up to KH's usual brilliance. The best thing I can say about this album is that at least it's not Red Heaven. Expand
  3. JohnF
    Mar 5, 2006
    3
    I bought this album after hearing a few tracks from other albums. This album and the vocals are too screechy for my liking. There is energy I bought this album after hearing a few tracks from other albums. This album and the vocals are too screechy for my liking. There is energy but the music seems to lack melody. Maybe I was just expecting more songs like: Dizzy, Red Shoes, Bright Yellow Gun, Counting Backwards and, Serene. I regret paying for this album. Expand

See all 5 User Reviews