Strange House

The Horrors - Strange House
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #413 / 672
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
2007 Ratings: #92
May 15, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Stolen Transmission / Label
Garage Punk / Genres / Website
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this sounds very inspired by 80's emo and goth, however the bassline for "gloves" sounds nearly identical to "this house is a circus" by arctic monkeys, which made me so distracted that that's the only thing i remember. the only actual upside to this album is that none of the songs over stay their welcome which i appreciate.

favourite songs: jack the ripper, sheena is a parasite

least favourite songs: horror's theme, little victories
This is the last Horrors album left for me to review! And it's their first one too! This one is the one I definitely come back to the least, just because it's nothing like any of their other albums. Featuring a much more goth influenced sound as opposed to their synthy brand of post punk sound from their follow up onwards, this is a decently thrashy and trashy record that's a lot of fun, but doesn't really showcase the band at their full potential in the way that their later albums do. ... read more
After having visited their special hairdresser, these boys from Essex, dressed in black (well almost), grab their instruments and head to the strange house where their host, Screaming Lord Sutch, has organised an exceptional, goth night of garage rock.
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Track List

  1. Jack The Ripper 
  2. Count In Fives 
  3. Draw Japan 
  4. Gloves 
  5. Horror's Theme 
  6. Little Victories 
  7. She Is The New Thing 
  8. Sheena Is A Parasite 
  9. Thunderclaps 
  10. Gil Sleeping 
  11. A Train Roars
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