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Customer Reviews

So Smart. So Good.

I'm a late-comer to Throwing Muses, but theirs is the type of music that will last a long, long time.

University is the best of their catalog, combining Hersh's intellect with some amazing melodies and beats.

The funny thing is that when I first listened to this cd, I was rather unimpressed. It wasn't until I took another listen a couple of months later that I realized that while I had been passively acknowledging their musical skill, I had also been ignoring the power of Hersh's words. That is where the true beauty of the Muses' music is found. Once you actually "listen", their mixture of music and message is so unique (and yes, at times, weird) that it immerses you.

This cd is a great experience.

Really Smooth

Had seen there cds at different times but never heard any of their music before. Then I was in a cd shop and this was playing. I was hooked. This cd has a cool vibe to it that just resonated with me. Its just a good collection of music.

Great music from way underrated band

Some of the best music from way back when. The Bangles with balls on steroids with a Stevie Nix feel, the Muses are that great band caught up in the media sludge of not understanding powerful music and not getting the right groups to the top where they belong. Get this CD, listen to it you'll be glad you did I know I did.

Biography

Formed: 1983 in Providence, RI

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the greatest college bands of the '80s, Throwing Muses was formed in 1983 by guitarist/vocalist Kristin Hersh and her half-sister guitarist/vocalist Tanya Donelly with a few friends from high school. In 1986, the group's debut album was put out by the prestigious British label 4AD; Throwing Muses was the first American band to be released on that label. Throwing Muses' angular, anguished, mercurial sound had much to do with Hersh's mental illness (she suffered from a form of bipolarity that...
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