Lush
Mad Love


4.0
excellent

Review

by KILL USER (58 Reviews)
April 6th, 2014 | 33 replies


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist


Shoegaze and EP's go together like two peas in a pod. Many acts in the genre released their finest material on the format, such as Swervedriver and The Verve, and Lush is no exception. Following the release of their mini-LP Scar, Mad Love further incorporates the then blooming shoegaze sound, with limited focus on the post-punk Cocteau Twins esque sound of the 80s, but still retains those elements to an extent. Each song stands separately as an excellent piece, although the opener Deluxe is truly the definitive Lush song, featuring an intoxicating melody complimented by Miki Berenyi's ethereal singing. It is not without faults however. The song Downer is in the vein of their earlier post-punk approach and isn't as strong as the other three tracks, even with the addition of some almost haunting vocal harmonies.

At just 12 minutes, Mad Love is the perfect length for Lush's frolicking style. The band manages to create a rich atmosphere through delay-coated guitar lines and angelic vocals. While their first two LP's are undeniably solid, the larkish nature of the band proved insufficient for an overtly engaging full-length.



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KILL
April 6th 2014


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rly good stuff guys check it and plz point out grammar stuff i failed english twice

wabbit
April 6th 2014


7057 Comments


coooooooool

ShitsofRain
April 6th 2014


6755 Comments


ill check



Digging: Karen Gwyer - Bouloman

SCREAMorphine
April 6th 2014


1776 Comments


Great review man.
I actually always manage to keep Deluxe on my I pod.

Keyblade
April 6th 2014


16664 Comments


Love Lush, noice rev

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Hovse
April 6th 2014


1255 Comments


Ya these guys rule pos'd

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
April 6th 2014


14694 Comments


Short but very sweet rev man. Write something longer next time so we can see those KILL writing skills
shine xD

ShitsofRain
April 6th 2014


6755 Comments


is this a dick on the cover?

Rhyme
April 6th 2014


1357 Comments


"Many acts in the genre released their finest material on the format"

this is very true

have you checked stella luna's stargazer KILL?

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KILL
April 6th 2014


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea mongi hard to go really in deph on such a short ep tho



is this a dick on the cover?



yep goes nicely with the dog dick on spooky doesnt it



have you checked stella luna's stargazer KILL?



nope i will do now though thanks



Killerhit
April 6th 2014


5509 Comments


sweet stuff

emester
April 6th 2014


6265 Comments


nice review KILL. a short review for a short album i guess

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
April 7th 2014


29141 Comments


pos

bakkermaarten007
April 7th 2014


4056 Comments


"plz point out grammar stuff i failed english twice"

Okay:
- 'Coctaeu Twins': Cocteau Twins (and could use a '-' before 'esque' but not necessary)
- 'delay coated': here the '-' is kinda necessary, to avoid confusion so 'delay-coated'
- 'LPs ': LP's

Oh, and pos.

KILL
April 8th 2014


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks brother

KILL
April 8th 2014


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

-esque looks a lil too professional i'll leave that to the contribs and nag

KILL
April 8th 2014


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hard and cap if you dug this you should check their lp's spooky and split theyre great shits

BMDrummer
April 8th 2014


12966 Comments


Shweet little short review, will check this out sometime.

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sonictheplumber
April 8th 2014


5685 Comments


sweet review need to check some other genres more sometime

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KILL
April 9th 2014


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea dude check it, you already dig my bloody valentine and shit dont you?



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