Thornhill

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All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
Moxy Früvous' fifth album concentrates on its pop sensibilities and offers less silliness -- which may thrill or disappoint their loyal fan base. Perhaps part of this change in direction was due to producer Don Dixon R.E.M., Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Matthew Sweet, but the band gets credit for trying to create a more mature and satisfying album. It doesn't always work -- on Thornhill, the group sounds more like 54-40 or the Odds than the often-compared Barenaked Ladies or They Might Be Giants -- but Moxy Früvous' harmonies are almost irresistible on songs like "Half as Much," "Sad Girl," "If You Only Knew" and the earnest single "I Will Hold On." Compared to the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
Moxy Früvous' fifth album concentrates on its pop sensibilities and offers less silliness -- which may thrill or disappoint their loyal fan base. Perhaps part of this change in direction was due to producer Don Dixon R.E.M., Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Matthew Sweet, but the band gets credit for trying to create a more mature and satisfying album. It doesn't always work -- on Thornhill, the group sounds more like 54-40 or the Odds than the often-compared Barenaked Ladies or They Might Be Giants -- but Moxy Früvous' harmonies are almost irresistible on songs like "Half as Much," "Sad Girl," "If You Only Knew" and the earnest single "I Will Hold On." Compared to the first half of the album, the latter half is somewhat weighed down with the somber trio of "Independence Day," "Downsizing" and "Hate Letter." Thornhill attempts to take the group's material in a more serious direction -- an admirable task, but the band's endearing personalities and light harmonies are the real attraction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: True North
  • UPC: 620638018224
  • Catalog Number: 182
  • Sales rank: 272,524

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Half as Much (2:17)
  2. 2 Sad Girl (4:05)
  3. 3 You Can't Be Too Careful (3:23)
  4. 4 I Will Hold On (4:24)
  5. 5 Earthquakes (4:35)
  6. 6 When She Talks (3:15)
  7. 7 Splatter Splatter (2:59)
  8. 8 Independence Day (4:38)
  9. 9 Downsizing (6:55)
  10. 10 Hate Letter (5:02)
  11. 11 If You Only Knew (2:48)
  12. 12 My Poor Generation (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Moxy Früvous Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Don Dixon Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Mike Ford Contributor
Murray Foster Contributor
Ken Friesen Engineer
Jian Ghomeshi Contributor
David Matheson Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More Serious...But Just as Great!

    Moxy Fruvou's latest release may be more serious in nature, but fans of Moxy Fruvous will still love it! I think it's great all around, they still have their awesome harmonies, and you can tell they're having fun.

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