Wednesday, February 1, 2012

BUSH: "The Sea Of Memories"

Rating: 6/10

Label: eOneMusic 2011

Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Dive into 'The Sea of Memories' with Bush and end up with a dozen of radio-friendly post-grunge tracks. It's more or less stadium rock and it's by far a more mature sounding record than what they've previously recorded in the nineties. Gone are most of their angst and it's almost like if they've decided to stroll down the exact same lane as The Foo Fighters?

Huh? Good Charlotte? Well, yeah, tracks like "The Mirror Of The Signs" and "All My Life", etc. are trying to capitalize (big time) on the poppy-rock wave of the Charlotte's and similar acts of the genre. The piano ballad, "All Night Doctors", walks along the similar formula and arrangements as some of their previous sappy songs, but it's nontheless a rather nice experience. It's hardly the comeback album of the century, lyrics featured here feels like something we've heard plenty of times before, but kudos to Metallica producer Bob Rock as he managed to squeeze out the best out of every guitar riff and drum-fill. Nice production and it sure beats listening to the ehem, "excellent", Lou Reed vs. Metallica project.

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