Golden State

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Although it's tough to imagine him coming right out and quoting from the Twisted Sister songbook, the hard-edged tone of Golden State makes it clear that Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale has returned to "I wanna rock!" mode. The electronic sheen and sophisticated maneuverings of the band's last couple of outings have been swept away, replaced -- on songs like the dark, doomy "Hurricane" -- by the crunching post-grunge guitar that characterized Bush's earliest efforts. Despite the hazy optimism evoked by the disc's title, Golden State is pretty darn bleak at times, thanks to the microphone-as-therapist musings that Rossdale imparts on inward-looking tracks like "Headful of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Although it's tough to imagine him coming right out and quoting from the Twisted Sister songbook, the hard-edged tone of Golden State makes it clear that Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale has returned to "I wanna rock!" mode. The electronic sheen and sophisticated maneuverings of the band's last couple of outings have been swept away, replaced -- on songs like the dark, doomy "Hurricane" -- by the crunching post-grunge guitar that characterized Bush's earliest efforts. Despite the hazy optimism evoked by the disc's title, Golden State is pretty darn bleak at times, thanks to the microphone-as-therapist musings that Rossdale imparts on inward-looking tracks like "Headful of Ghosts" and "Reasons." Yes, he still manages to snap out of his fugue state often enough to get his sensitive-sex-god mojo working now and again -- most successfully on the purring "My Engine Is with You" -- but more often, Rossdale comes across as the angry young man who's begun to recognize that he's not all that young anymore. That's a tough line to straddle, but for now at least, it makes that rage resonate a little more strongly.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like many bands of their era, Bush was sucked into the idea that rock bands are only relevant if they incorporate electronica ideas -- a move that sank their third album, The Science of Things, and effectively derailed their career at a crucial time when post-grunge bands were falling by the wayside in an alarming fashion. This caused Bush to stumble, not just artistically but commercially, and they faded from the mainstream spotlight for a few years before mounting a comeback in the fall of 2001 with Golden State. The simple cover art, looking for all the world like advance art, signals that this a return to basics, which it is -- this is a return to the sound of Sixteen Stone, complete with big, grandiose production propelled by ballsy grunge riffs and real hooks in the guitars and vocals. They never sound as somber or as self-conscious as they did on the Steve Albini-produced Razorblade Suitcase, nor do they sound as out of their element as they did on Science -- they sound comfortable and powerful, rocking hard, turning out songs that are not only catchy, but that hold together and cohere over the course of an album. Though there aren't singles as grabbing as the songs that propelled Sixteen Stone to multi-platinum status, this is as consistent an album as any Bush has ever made, keeping a steady pace throughout its 12 songs and delivering on almost every track. It doesn't sound hip or current in 2001 by any means -- it sounds charmingly retro, as a matter of fact, sorta stuck in 1994 -- but it's better than most records in its vein, and that counts for something even if it doesn't burn up the charts like its predecessors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678348846
  • Catalog Number: 83488

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Solutions (4:27)
  2. 2 Headful of Ghosts (4:22)
  3. 3 The People That We Love (4:02)
  4. 4 Superman (4:00)
  5. 5 Fugitive (4:02)
  6. 6 Hurricane (3:16)
  7. 7 Inflatable (4:19)
  8. 8 Reasons (3:41)
  9. 9 Land of the Living (4:15)
  10. 10 My Engine Is With You (2:36)
  11. 11 Out of the World (4:05)
  12. 12 Float (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bush Primary Artist
Robin Goodridge Drums
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Dave Guy Parsons Bass
Nigel Pulsford Guitar
Gavin Rossdale Guitar, Vocals
Eric Stefani Piano
Paul Eastman Piano
Technical Credits
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Dave Sardy Producer
Bush Producer
D. Sardy Producer, Sonics
Stewart Whitmore Mastering
Bon Harris Programming
Greg Fidelman Engineer
G Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BUSH

    Bush kicks some serious something that i can not mention

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    I just got this cd and have probably listened to it over a dozen times. I find myself singing along before the songs start. Usually I listen to punk, but Bush just rocks. The lyrics are quirky, but very...profound. Gavin's brooding British voice fits the lyrics and the rhthyms perfectly. That with the crunching guitar riffs, Bush has definitly done it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bush Titles

    Wow, Bush is such a great band, im very pleased with their new release. Their last album didnt exactly live up to their name, in my opinion, but im glad to see they still have what it takes. Im dissapointed though that noone has mentioned their 'Deconstruction' album. Its really good, especially the remix of mouth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hopeless...

    Imagine that i'm a bush fan and i live in Romania,probably you never heard of it...i can't find their cds or anything,i have all the preavious albums,from my parents who work in U.A.E.,but anyway its very dificult,anyway i didn't find the G.S.-cd yet and full of shame for my solution i have to addmit that i took some mp3s from the last album from the internet...what else could i do im really mad...anyway as soon as its possyble ill buy the cd...ALIN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Great CD by Bush.

    This is a great CD, with lots of great songs. There isn't just one hit and a bunch of fillers. Bush is back, and this CD belongs in everyone's collection. Bush is the best band of all time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bush Rocks

    I love the new Bush album. It rocks with powerful lyrics and hard guitar sounds. This is one of Bushs' best albums ever. This album needs to get on the top of charts and stay on top Bush Rules!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME.

    Bush is my favorite band ever, so i'm going to like just about anything they came out with. but this album, may be their best ever. which is saying a lot if you've ever listened to sixteeen stone. this may be their last album, and this is a great way to end it. anybody who likes music, should buy this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BUSH is BACK

    I bought this album hoping that Bush would not disapoint me with an album that had one or two good songs and then some added on songs. But I thought to myself hey its Bush, they wont ever come out with something terrible, so I got it and was rewarded for my loyalty. The album was excellent, this is classic Bush, this is what Bush should sound like. This album took me back to my highschool days when 16stone came out. I loved it. In these times of wannabe musicians and teeny boppers and ultra fake bands, Bush keeps it real. Go buy this album and support the resurrection of good music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gavin's mojo sex godliness is workin overtime!

    At last I no longer have to keep hitting repeat on my 16stone CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bush finally realized that the world needs some Rock!

    Bush has definitely done it right this time. There is no experimenting on this album.There is only 4 guys from England going back to their rock roots. This is the first album Bush has done that can be compared to in its greatness to the smash hit Sixteen Stone. Bush has landed some chart topping hits on this album to follow ''The People That We Love'' with the ultra big rock anthems ''Headful of Ghosts'' and ''Superman''. Also Gavin finally wrote ballads that don't sound similar to Bush's hit ''Glycerine.'' The songs ''Out of This World'' and ''Inflatable'' are innovated and well written ballads. The album is very original and YES it is innovative. Gavin shows his talent in songwriting craft on this album. Lyrically the album speaks very deeply. Overall if you like rock this album is a must have.If these guys can keep what they got now going they will be around for a long long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Bush Album By Far

    After being a tad dissapointed with Bush's ''Razorblade Suitcase'' and ''The Science of Things'' albums, Bush go back to their 16stone glory days on this album. Mixing the best elements of their three previous releases, this is definitely Bush's best album by far: if it weren't for the fact that 16stone has legendary tracks on it, I'd say that Golden State blows it out of the water. From the mellow ''Out of This World'' to the all-out assault of ''My Engine Is With You,'' it's all right here. Best cuts: Solutions, Head Full of Ghosts, The People That We Love, Superman, Fugitive, Hurricane, Land of the Living, and Float.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not bad for a senior attempt

    Bush has rocked before, this album is no different. Golden State proves that these Brits wont just dissappear into the darkness or fade away like one hit wonders (Bush has several hits behind their belt). With the track listing 1. Solutions 2. Headful Of Ghosts 3. Speed kills 4. Superman 5. Fugitive 6. Hurricane 7. Inflatable 8. Reasons 9. Land Of The Living 10. My Engine Is With You 11. Out Of This World 12. Float All twelve are superb, a true reflection of their talent. This album is a must for Bush fans.

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