Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

THERAPY? / Troublegum (1994)

Therapy? should've been hugely successful, but something went wrong. After the success of the previous album, Nurse (1992), fans were hyped for a new release, myself included, because the live show for that album was fantastic.
What we got confused a lot of people. All the usual elements were in place: quick three-minute Punk-inspired songs, dark cynical lyrics, a sing-a-long chorus, and thick chuggy guitars, but it was… Power-pop? Whut? Initially I had mixed feelings about it, but revisiting it over the years, it's grown on me, like a lazy mold.
It's probably their most accessible release, and is perfect for hopping out of the shower and dancing around while trying to find your snuggie.

Songs of Note: Knives, Trigger Inside

3 power punk pop people out of 5

1 comment:

DigMeOut said...

Listen to a podcast review of Troublegum by Therapy? on the Dig Me Out Podcast at, a weekly podcast dedicated to revisiting lost and forgotten rock of the 1990s.