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Bush
Sixteen Stone


4.0
excellent

Review

by Tsuruka USER (4 Reviews)
July 31st, 2005 | 27 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist


When this album hit the streets in 1994, you either loved or hated it.

You hated it because, at the time, Nirvana was the king of rock radio and thought that Bush was simply getting all of their songs and adding a British vocalist on top.

But if you loved it, you loved it because it was the first sighting of what was later to be called post-grunge, and along with the ranks of the Foo Fighters, Live, Collective Soul, became a more polished and pop influenced form of the heavy, angst filled genre. The same still holds true today, even with bands like Linkin Park and Taking Back Sunday taking their mentor's sound and adding a pop layer to it.

Today, Sixteen Soul is regarded as one of the greatest albums of the 90's, more so in terms of financial success. Singles like "Glycerine", "Everything Zen", and "Machinehead" recieve heavy airplay on rock radio today. What do all those songs have in common?

They were catchy.

Bush was known for creating catchy, guitar driven, grunge songs. Whether it was the riff in "Machinehead" that everyone on Earth has heard atleast once, or how Gavin moans "Glycerine" in the song's chorus, Bush changed the airwaves for a short time.

The sound of the album is largely homogenius; all songs share the same Fuzz Pi'd guitar tone, Gavin's "Cobain gone British" voice, and contagious hooks and riffs. The band still shows classic influence, such as on "Body", opening with a lick that you swear it out of "Whole Lotta Love". On Glycerine, Gavin sings "...and when we rise it's like Strawberry Fields".

On some songs, even though the verse and intro are lacking, the chorus completely shines. On "Comedown", the chrous "...and I don't wanna comeback down from this cloud" give a light hearted appeal to a very otherwise dark song. Some songs, like "Little Things" excel at both.

If you haven't picked this up yet, do it NOW.

Reccomended Songs:
- Machine Head
- Little Things
- Glycerine
- Everything Zen


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Sepstrup
July 31st 2005


1567 Comments


Haven't picked it up yet :P

Nice review though.

Lemon8
July 31st 2005


39 Comments


Anything is more polished than grunge.


There were better albums for this time period that received less exposure.

It's just a matter of not hearing them... which makes this album seem better than it really is.

It's not horrible... but not great by any stretch of the imagination.

And yes, Live were around well before Bush.This Message Edited On 07.31.05

masada
July 31st 2005


2733 Comments


Eww.. Bush.

Meteora3255
July 31st 2005


194 Comments


The only song of theirs I ever liked was Come Down, and that was after the radio shoved it into my ears 6 times a day.

Rudd13
July 31st 2005


952 Comments


eheh. Bush

MetallicaRulesTheWorld
August 1st 2005


5 Comments


Linkin Park + Pop layer= What the heck???

Shattered_Future
August 1st 2005


1627 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I like Bush. They have quite a few catchy songs.



NOT a 5/5 though. They weren't THAT good.



Decent review.

bassman9985
August 10th 2005


13 Comments


I don't like how this album is considered a classic by most.

Priestmetal
August 10th 2005


542 Comments


Bush kinda blows dudes... its all like a rip off of STP which was already considered (by many haters) a rip off of Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam. If you see what im getting at...

Repor_Siwel
August 10th 2005


25 Comments


Bush kinda blows dudes... its all like a rip off of STP which was already considered (by many haters) a rip off of Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam. If you see what im getting at...

lol everythings really a rip off of someone else. nirvana ripped off the pixies remember lol.

bush are a decent band. were alot of bands at that time competeing against eachother as mainstream rock bands such as foo fighters, live, collective soul and STP. bush made 2 good albums and 2 crap ones. i like razorblade suitcase, but really had only "swallowed" as a decent song. the other two albums "golden state" and "the science of things " were really just trying to encapsulate the sound of the previous 2 albums and keep up with the rest of the bands of the era, basically like every other band was doing lol.

Scott Herren
October 16th 2005


192 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

3/5

Tsuruka
October 28th 2005


55 Comments


I kinda overrated it with the 5, so I just lowered it to a 4.

Two-Headed Boy
November 2nd 2005


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i actually really like this cd. bush is my favorite post-grunge band

Iscariot
February 13th 2006


21 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pretty decent review.



I'm one of those Bush fans that sits patiently waiting and hoping that they'll come back. Gavin keeps saying there's a possibility of it happening, but I know it probably never will.

Against-the-Scene
February 13th 2006


10 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great record,i love "little things","machine head",and "everything zen".

Zaine
February 13th 2006


199 Comments


meh. decent album with some great songs. Little Things and Glycerine were ace. But thats about as high as the album is. Your review could use some tweaking though.

CushMG15
February 13th 2006


1810 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Bush's only worthwhile album.

Zesty Mordant
February 13th 2006


1196 Comments


I'm one of those Bush fans that sits patiently waiting and hoping that they'll come back. Gavin keeps saying there's a possibility of it happening, but I know it probably never will.


He's bangin' Gwen Stefani, what else would he possibly want to do?

I actually prefer Razorblade Suitcase over this if I had to pick a Bush album.

And they were way cooler as Bush X.

tom79
February 14th 2006


3933 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Pretty Good Album, still listen to once in a while

Two-Headed Boy
February 14th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I'm going to try and do a review of Razorblade Suitcase this weekend.



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