Q - 8/96, p.1283 Stars
- Good - "...they've mastered the slow moody throbs that best suit vocalist Gordon Downie's pained but sensitive voice....they've got the wilfully obscure but compelling lyric thing down to a T....Yes, Canada's finest approximation of R.E.M. are a competent outfit..."
The reissue of TROUBLE AT THE HENHOUSE is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks as well as multimedia computer files, including videos for the songs "Gift Shop" and "Ahead By A Century".
The Tragically Hip: Gordon Downie (vocals); Rob Baker, Paul Langlois (guitar); Gord Sinclair (bass); Johnny Fay (drums).
Additional personnel: Peter Tuepah (Hammond organ); Greg Runions (vibraphone).
With Trouble at the Henhouse, the Tragically Hip turned in an album that is in the same vein as their previous record, Day for Night. Although Trouble at the Henhouse would have benefited from a more gritty sound, the CD is a set of professional anthemic hard rock -- with occasionally dips into bar band boogie. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine