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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, December 6, 1994
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This debut album from Bush will forever be considered as one of the greatest albums of the 90's (certainly in terms of success). For those of us who grew-up in that decade, it will forever form the soundtrack of our lives at that time and indubitably will bring back fond memories. Bush was a great band for a simple reason -- they had great songs which nearly everybody loved.
Here's my album recommendations for those interested in post-grunge rock of the 90's:
Bush - "Sixteen Stone"
Live - "Throwing Copper"
Collective Soul - "Collective Soul"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Purple"
Candlebox - "Candlebox"
The Offspring - "Smash"
Foo Fighters - "Colour & The Shape"
Everclear - "So Much for the Afterglow"
Our Lady Peace - "Clumsy"
Hum - "You'd Prefer an Astronaut" (includes their one and only hit, "Stars," which is perhaps my favorite song of the 90's)
I'll get the negative stuff out of the way.
When I first heard singles on the radio in 1995 from Bush, I really hated them. So I can understand why people do not like this band. I'll state the obvious: they are totally unoriginal. They were/are Nirvana clones and just jumped on the grunge bandwagon. Pretty/pinup boy Gavin Rossdale's poor me/torctured lyrics sound contrived and calculated; just waiting to be eaten up by a nation of high school kids. In short, Bush was the Bon Jovi of the grunge/alternative movement. They were trend-followers. If Bush had come out in 1988, they would have had teased hair and played hair-metal.
Having said that, ten years after the fact, I find myself quite fond of this album. About a year ago, I stopped in at a used CD shop and bought this album out of nostalgia, as I had never owned a copy during Bush's heyday. I put it in my discman and was transported back in time; it was 1995, I was still in High School, Bill Clinton was still the President, and I had never heard of Creed or Limp Bizkit.
When I listen to "Sixteen Stone" now, I find that this is actually a very good album. It's a modern rock classic. Sure it's contrived and unoriginal, but the songs themselves are excellent. From the opener "Everything Zen" to the closing "x-girlfriend" there really aren't any bad songs. This album contains some of the very best radio-singles from 90's rock. "Everything Zen," "Little Things" and "Glycerine" are some of the most memorable songs from that era. The entire album is well crafted and written. Every song has a good hook and grove.Read more ›
If you're a Bush fan (or just a fan of alternative music), then you should definitely pick this one up. You won't be disappointed; there's something for everyone: high-energy songs like Everything Zen, Little Things, Machinehead, and X-Girlfriend (a mere 45 seconds long; tough lyrics too ;), as well as softer, moodier ones like Bomb, Comedown, Alien, and Glycerine (Gavin Rossdale's solo song that most chics seem to love; hmm, I wonder why? ;).
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Great album and one of those great discs from the 90's. Go out and get it if your a grunge fan. This is by far one of the best out there.Published 5 months ago by the musicreview2
Great album with wonderful songs. Order was received with little wait.Published 12 months ago by Mel