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Limbo [CD]

Throwing Muses Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (19 Aug 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: 4ad
  • ASIN: B000025QVL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,804 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  8. Serene 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Night Driving 4:570.99  Buy MP3 
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The Throwing Muses might've sounded at their inception like a fidgety, angle-heavy postpunk dream (cofounders Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly were mere teenagers!); as a trio in 1996 they sound particularly fierce. With Donelly long gone from the band, the former quartet has an oddly fatter sound, maybe thanks to their major-label experience in big-sounding studios with big-minded production. But with Limbo, Hersh, bassist Bernard Georges, and drummer David Narcizo not only founded their own label, Throwing Music, they settled into existence as a rock band that sounds as if they're on the verge of a spastic explosion. Musically, the three make grandly tense music, with Hersh alternating windy sing-song vocals and a forking, brusque delivery that reaches near-shouting levels in swift bursts. The Muses haven't sounded as frontally propelled in some time, here dashing into the loud bash of a song's chorus and there sticking to more regularly timed tempos and rhythms. There's little musical indication here that the band was on the verge of breakup, and Hersh's solo career seems a continuation of any of several Muses threads followed on Limbo (or on The Real Ramona or Hunkpapa, for that matter). --Andrew Bartlett

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Throwing Muses - Limbo

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Without a doubt the best Muses album 5 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD
I have every album Kristin Hersh ever made (and thats a lot) including 50 foot wave stuff which is superb, however Limbo is my favorite by a mile with its amazingly catchy tunes wonderfully produced (something that has let some of the earlier albums down) similar in style to university only a little rockier. Ignore the reviewers who only gave 3 stars they obviously dont appreciate a polished sound, I assure you if you buy this you will not be dissapointed and will not be able to stop playing it. No fillers here just pure powerpop at its best.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Throwing Muses album 8 Mar 2004
By Alf0d
Format:Audio CD
Having purchased and treasured every Throwing Muses (and Kristin Hersh) album that's out there i'm amazed that this has polarised opinion. To me it's the best stuff they've ever done and Kristin has never sounded so open and clear lyrically. As for the production - it's crisp, unfussy and pitched beautifully. If I was going to introduce someone to the band, this is the album I'd play them; it's in Pixies territory quality and resonance wise and not a weak track amongst them. If I could only play one album for the rest of my life this would edge out even Doolittle in my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars UNDERATED GENIUS 10 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
For some reason this album seems to leave a bitter taste in many people mouth, I truely cannot understand why.
This album is a mix between "University" and the best of Kristen Hersh's solo work, the mixture of powerful rock riffs from "Ruthie's Knocking" and sheer starkness and beauty of "Serene" is ultimately a joy to listen to. I was hesitant on buying this album because of the negative reviews, but if you like the Muses you WILL like this album!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Weak for their standards 3 Jan 2010
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It's quitte difficult to convince someone today how important have the Throwing Muses been for rock - female and in general - throughout the 80's and the early 90's when never did important numbers of people buy their albums . Still , one could say it was meant to be that way and they were destined to become a cult secret between eclectic music listeners , all fascinated by dark things . Maybe then it's because of the fact that their music initially needs some extra energy and patience to get into . Occasional cd buyers who help Bon Jovi and Lenny Kravitz conquer the charts every now and then or people who listen music once in a while , during a ride in the car simply won't get what this band is about . Downloading isolated tracks for the internet simply won't do either . You have to buy their stuff , study them . Once you see the whole picture though you'll instantly get hooked .

Limbo now , is actually album number eight for the Boston band . Kristin Hersh had nothing to prove to nobody . Childhood friend David Narcizo was still on the drums sit . Ex guitarist Tanya Donelly was preparing for the release of her first solo album . Bassists Leslie Langston and Fred Abong had deceided to continue their lives outside the music business long time ago . Bernand Georges was now playing the four-chord instrument . In past efforts the Muses combined that sense of madness that had always been their trademark with power ( " University " ) , sorrow ( " Hunkpapa " ) and ethereal nature ( " The Real Ramona " ) . On Limbo they sound plain schizophrenic .

Many fans who adore them will simply be satisfied by watching Hersh , a strangely happy woman perfoming a grey, unhappy rock song in the video clip of " Ruthie's Knocking " .
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