On this second album by Bush, Winston (Gavin Rossdale's hairy black dog) appears once again, this time growling in the first few seconds of track #1, "Personal Holloway". This beginning part almost always upsets my own dog, so I tend to skip this song or just mute the first few seconds of it. "Personal Holloway" is one of the few fast tracks on "Razorblade Suitcase" from beginning to end; the other really fast one is #9 ("History").
Track #2 ("Greedy Fly") has a slow beginning (like a lot of the tracks on here) and is one of my favorite songs on this CD. (My absolute favorite would have to be #5, "Cold Contagious", though.) I love the video to "Greedy Fly" as well; it's terrifically dark and creepy, although a bit confusing.
Another slow-moving song is #3 ("Swallowed"), which I've found a lot of other listeners either love or hate--or are still kind of undecided like I am. I tend to like the remix version of this song on Bush's "Deconstructed" album (which I'd recommend over "Razorblade Suitcase", but only if you like electronica). In fact, I like a lot of the remixed versions better, such as #4 ("Insect Kin") and #7 ("Mouth").
There aren't a lot of band photos in this booklet like in "Sixteen Stone", just a lot of random fiery images taken by a (more than likely) pyromaniac photographer. The lyrics are also all out of order, and the words for "Mouth" are missing (or maybe I just need to look harder).
Without a doubt, Bush's first CD ("Sixteen Stone") is their best, but this sophomore effort isn't half-bad, though there aren't as many fast, addictive tracks as before. The majority of songs on "Razorblade Suitcase" are slow and occasionally depressing, but this CD is still worth listening to if you're a diehard Bush fan.