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THERAPY? - One Cure Fits All   Print  E-mail 
Written by Mark Reed  
Monday, 08 May 2006
Isn’t this where we started?

Fifteen years ago, with “Babyteeth”? A trio of hardup, lowbudget Irish punk rockers, playing tiny rooms, armed to the teeth with unfamilair songs?

 

Therapy? Have come full circle. They’ve even borrowed the sleeve art from their first single (‘teethgrinder’) and remixed it for this, their tenth album. The familiar ingredients are here : a barrage of clanging drums, amelodic serrated guitars, and furiously inarticulate lyrics. But after years of musical evolution, from the claustrophobic early stuff to the widescreen vistas of their highpoint “Infernal Love”, and the inevitable commercial decline, Therapy have returned to their roots. And not necessarily in a good way, they are as good – and as bad – as they were back then.

 

No doubt the shows will be incindary mospits of thirty somethings pushing and shoving and noises that you can still hear years later as a highpitched feedback lodged in your brain forever. But to be blunt, One Cure Fits All is mediocre. The band commit themselves with passion and precision, but fail to write one memorable tune throughout the whole length of the album.

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