on 15 December 2003
I first heard of them through another Belfast band, Ghost of an American Airman and was blown away! When I had a chance to see them live, I was hooked. A fabulous live band, and this is one of my favourite recordings by them. "Screamager" and "Knives" are up there in my list of best songs.
I can't say enough good things about this band!
on 10 November 1999
Without doubt the best British album of the 1990s - Troublegum reminds me of Nirvana's Nevermind in the synergy and energy. One of the few CD's you can listen to in one sitting without skipping a track. Knives is the best opening the album could have had and Trigger Inside is the song that made me interested in Therapy? back in 1994. It's 1999 and Therapy? are still plugging away without recogition with the raw 'Suicide Pact...You First'.
If you are new to Therapy? buy Troublegum first then Semi-Detached before considering the others. Internal Love is self-indulent and my least favourite yet still contains a batch of quality songs. If you like Nirvana, Wildhearts and a more alternative Metallica - Therapy? are for you. If not why are you reading this.
on 18 May 2016
This album is the one I have played the most times throughout the last 20 or so years and It is without a doubt the best, most consistently brilliant metal record that I have heard. It starts off with the lyric 'my girlfriend say 's that I need help. My boyfriend say's l'd be better off dead' and the lyrics continue in that vain. The record deals with all kinds of emotional despair, 'Going nowhere' being a good example of that. This is precisely why this album Is so successful in my opinion because what Andrew Cairns vocalises connects with people,how they think and is effectively expressing emotions that they feel. You can say that about many other vocalists but Andy does what he does very, very well. Not everyone will relate to the lyrics and the music is punk metal so not everyone will appreciate this album. Give it a go and you may be fortunate enough to experience the thrill I did when I first heard troublegum.