Friday, January 8, 2010

The Throes - "Fall On Your World"

The Throes - Fall On Your World
1993, Glasshouse

1. Say Hello
2. Tangerine Leaves
3. Noose of Trust
4. Way Too Much
5. Jordan
6. Oh Well
7. Pain of the Next
8. Blow Out the Candle
9. Where is the Fire?
10. For the Honesty
11. Wake-Up Call
12. Sounds Like Heaven

If you're a regular reader of this blog you've probably guessed that I may be a little unbalanced. I tend to like the albums that fans usually despise. Well... guess what? Fall On Your World is considered the black sheep among The Throes' albums. Even William Campbell himself has said that he hates this record. So yeah... I love it. I really don't see what's so wrong with it. It took me some time to get used to Campbell's odd vocal style but other than that I thought it was some good, moody alt rock. This one gets a little dark especially in songs like "Noose of Trust" and "Oh Well" but that never bothered me either. What's really weird is that all the other Throes discs that everyone says are great I don't really care for. Didn't like 12 Before 9 nor did I like Afroamericaasiwhateveryoucallit.

Useless Fact: Glasshouse records was either Derry Daughtery's or Steve Hindalong's (both from The Choir) record company. They both contribute some backing vocals to the disc.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on this one. I've never understood why this album is so disliked by so many. Fall On Your World is my second favorite Throes album (All the Flowers Growing in Your Mother's Eyes is still my favorite).

    I like some of 12 Before 9, but it's not even close to their first two, in my opinion. And I just could never warm up to Ameroafriasiana, even though reviewers raved about it being a return to form.

    Even their website talks as if Fall On Your World is their low-point. Just shows to go you: there ain't no accountin' for taste.