"Troublegum", the Therapy? classic, has been around for almost two decades now. Sometimes we think it was only yesterday that we celebrated him. The three Northern Irish had actually done everything right afterwards, had not rested on their laurels and had not even tried to repeat themselves. However, the refusal to accept one's own success had a negative effect on the subsequent albums: The trio should never really get a foothold with them again. Also "A Brief Crack Of Light" is again such an ambivalent affair. With their thirteenth (!) album Therapy? will score with their meanwhile shrunken, but all the more loyal fan base. The rest won't care about the band, although with songs like "Living In The Shadows Of The Terrible Thing" and "Stark Raving Sane" they are launching dry riots. Therapy? rigorously pull through their boots and even allow a little nostalgia with the trendy "Marlow". With the Vocoder-impregnated "Ecclesiastes" they also offer something new: a very special view of the Triprock.
Top track: Ecclesiastes