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Razorblade Suitcase

Bush Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
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1. Personal Holloway
2. Greedy Fly
3. Swallowed
4. Insect Kin
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6. A Tendency To Start Fires
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It's hard to deny that "Swallowed"--the first single from Bush's difficult second album Razorblade Suitcase--has a way with a rousing, seismic chorus. It's just a shame that the same dynamics were born with Husker Du, minted by The Pixies, and perfected by Nirvana while Bush were still gigging their way around London's fleapits, waiting for their big break. No, Razorblade Suitcase--like Bush's debut, Sixteen Stone--isn't actually that bad. It's just perplexing to see a band this successful make a career out of stepping in other band's footsteps. Steve Albini, producer of Razorblade Suitcase does his erstwhile best to pervert Bush's radio-clean grunge, as on "Insect Kin"--but as he was the producer of Nirvana's In Utero, you can't help but feel that Razorblade Suitcase apes that record's fractured angst as surely as Sixteen Stone crept in on the tail of Nevermind. --Louis Pattison

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5.0 out of 5 stars bitter bitter people... April 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
whoever is sitting here dissing Bush,get yourselves a real hobby.there are plenty of groups I dont like,but I dont go around imparting my distaste for a group that other people like. Id love to see some constructive critism going on here...also, I HAVE heard of Mother Love Bone,GReen River,and Mudhoney. Mark Arm's voice isnt too bad.Although Babes in Toyland,Bikini Kill,and HOle were just as influential in the grunge movement.CHicks rock.I wonder about people that say they cant stand Bush,why are you giving so much thought to who they sound or dont sound like?Hmm seems to me they made an impact in some sort of way. :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit Disappointed June 20 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Didn't grab me like the First release but I probably need to give it time.
Swallowed is still on the radio occasionally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service March 1 2012
By Angel21
Format:Audio CD
Great service and products in excellent condition. Fast delivery time as well. Highly recommend ordering from these guys. Cd's are in excellent brand new condition no scratches or breaks in the cd or case holder. Only took two weeks to arrive in the mail which is not bad at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the 90s March 23 2007
By Vader
Format:Audio CD
Razorblade Suitcase is one of the best albums in the 90s and Swallowed and Mouth are two of the best songs on the album. Bush delivered another masterpiece with this album and this has to be considered an impressive follow-up to their first album, Sixteen Stone. Over the past eight years, it appears that Bush has been forgotten- but they deliver a masterpiece with this album. Bush delivers with this album!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Grunge Album of the 90s July 10 2004
By R. Goss
Format:Audio CD
Yes, with a title like that, it seems like I'm almost inviting the knives to come out. After all, how could a British grunge band so far removed from the Seattle scene ever possibly expect to put out a "real" grunge album.
But that's just geography. Regardless of where they hail from, it's hard to dispute that Bush were one of the most talented grunge bands of the 90s. And as a true fan, I'll vehemently differ with any of those who would rate Sixteen Stone higher than Razorblade Suitcase. Yes, their first album was unquestionably a strong debut, and with such solid tracks as "Bomb", "Machinehead," "Everything Zen" and "Testorone"--to say nothing of the big hit "Glycerine"--it seems easy to see why people would say that.
But I challenge you this: listen to the two albums from start to finish. Sixteen Stone has some great tracks, but as an album, it is often uneven and unbalanced. The songs don't blend into each other nearly as well, and there are times when certain songs jump out so abruptly that you question the entire production process.
Razorblade Suitcase is definitely a bird of a different feather. While it may lack that one killer track like "Glycerine" or "Machinehead," what it does give you instead is a great sense of songwriting balance. Unline Stone, Razorblade's tracks meld into each other with a sense of planning and precision that its predecessor badly lacked. Listen, for instance, to the sharp ending of the incredibly powerful track "Greedy Fly" followed up by Gavin Rossdale's hauntingly beatiful strum-vocal entry on "Swallowed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 90's Alternative Music Will Never Fade Away June 1 2004
By Audrey
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion, "Razorblade Suitcase" is equal in greatness to the five times platinum "Sixteen Stone," both of which are far better than the next two full albums. The next two albums, "The Science of Things" and "Golden State" were disappointing beyond belief. Read more ›
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3.0 out of 5 stars from sixteen stone to this?-dang April 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
"sixteen stone" is easily one of my favorite albums of all time.with RS, bush tries to mellow it out a little bit-and fails for the most part."swallowed" is a much weaker track than many point it out to be and the only thing carrying this cd is "mouth" which would kick even more if they didn't screw around so much during the song.definitely a misfire from 16S but still the same old band.
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