on 23 July 2001
Possibly their most coherent and listenable album since the success of "The Real Ramona" in 1991. "University" has established some unusual and in some cases, funky rhythms - and coupled with Kristin's unique vocal talents with the ability to produce a range of emotions, this is an album that takes you on a journey right from the start.
It quite simply has it all and is a musical treat for any willing ears. From the harsh abrasion of "Start" to the mellow and atmospheric "Crabtown" - the contrast of tracks is direct whilst still maintaining a level of subtlety.
On first listen it may appear to be full of guitars and punchy rhythms (as in "Surf Cowboy") but the beauty of "That's All You Wanted" carries innocence and charisma through a contrast of guitars and strings.
Basically, if you're looking for an album that pin-points the whole range of qualities born to Throwing Muses - then look no further.