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Science of Things Import
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|1. Warm Machine|
|2. Jesus Online|
|3. The Chemicals Between Us|
|4. English Fire|
|6. 40 Miles From the Sun|
|8. The Disease of the Dancing Cats|
|9. Altered States|
|10. Dead Meat|
|11. Letting the Cables Sleep|
Japanese Version featuring a Bonus Track: Homebody.
Alongside Foo Fighters and the youthful Irish four-piece Ash, Bush are latter-day grunge's standard-bearers. And, although the quartet may be critically derided, they didn't get to sell more than 15 million copies of their previous records (mostly in the US) by listening to the press--or, indeed, making any sudden musical changes. So Science of Things is basically Razorblade Suitcase part 2, albeit a little more refined, melodic, and polished. And, although there are no instant megahits like "Swallowed" here, Rossdale's throaty Cobain-influenced rasp on songs like the downbeat "The Chemicals Between Us" and "Prizefighter", coupled with Pulsford's meaty, chunky guitar sound, means that there's more than enough here to keep the fans happy. --Everett True
Top Customer Reviews
This album has such a change, a variety, a look, that really looks to be the last album that was like that. I mean, I look around now today, and every album looks boring. A lot sound great, but many don't have a look, that original feel, that time and effort when album covers and look was just as important. 'The Science of Things' is an art piece.
I listen to 'Letting the Cables Sleep' all the time. It's such a great song. The feeling I receive every time I listen to it, is just epheral. It's such a moving song. That right there is the pinnacle song on the album. I see so many different images, avid and lucid...all at the same time.
I listen to 'Chemicals Between Us' or 'Warm Machine' and hear the classic Bush, but with a modern touch. These songs are killer, bad ass, and still adrenaline rushed. This is a kick ass alternative rock band.
I listen to '40 Miles from the Sun' and 'Jesus Online' and hear exceptional lyrics. The music is there and to such a damn dismay, it was unnoticed, unrecognized. From here on, Bush was only successful live, so people could see the classic 'hits.' This is a disappointment and one reason I think they dwindled now.
It's a shame because like this, and Golden State which is to be reviewed, I still believe in good music. Nirvana, Bush, STP, Dinosaur Jr, etc, etc...all great alternative. Most of the bands disbanded and I believed Bush could have gone onward, which they did.Read more ›
First of all, I have never really understood what all the talk is about this being Bush's electronica influenced album. Sure, there are some computerized beeps and blips here and there but beyond that there's really nothing else besides the standard guitar, bass, drums and excellent songwriting. There's nothing here that couldn't be replicated live on stage.
This album opens up with one of Bush's strongest tracks, "Warm Machine". Even people I know that don't like Bush really enjoy this song. It's got a pretty uplifting feel to it and it has one of the best chorus' of any Bush song. It's very-well written. Another great song on here is "40 Miles From The Sun". It's a slow one, but it's hauntingly beautiful. It carries an apocolyptic feel to it and the lyrics have some very interesting imagery. Gavin's vocals have a real ache on this track. I'm sure most people have heard "The Chemicals Between Us" at some point or another but another hard rocking song (perhaps their heaviest ever) is "The Disease of the Dancing Cats". This song just pounds you into submission for four minutes and doesn't let up until it's done. It's a great song and I was definitely surprised Bush had written something this heavy the first time I heard it.
However, what I really enjoy about this album is the experimentation with the songs. "Jesus Online" has more of a skeletal, mysterious feel than any Bush's song previous and "Spacetravel" at first hits you like a straight-ahead rock song but by the end it has dissolved into a mirage of shimmering, interlocking guitar lines and gentle drumming.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I got this mostly for the single chemicals between us.
It is still growing on me.
The first track on the album is a good grabber. Read more
Bush either hits a home run or strikes out. They have some outstanding songs, but too often they miss to be considered one of the best 90's bands. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2011 by shesaidsqueezemylemon
Althoug a commercially sucessful band, Bush were never one of the most innovative or creative groups around. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by gonn1000
I just picked this one up the other day and its ok. Sixteen stone was obviously there best but this one is still classic Bush. I suggest picking up 2002's Golden State from them. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004 by E. Waynert
who cares if they used a little bit of synthesizer effects in this album? i still think its a fantastic solid album and a great follow up to razorblade. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by Robert George Fleming Jr.
This album truly deserves all the critiscm it gets. For it is a vast step down for bush. The critics have shunned it, record stores have taken it off shelves, and I don't blame... Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003 by Nick Longworth
Bush is indeed known for their catchy grunge melodies but this album (their fourth one) does contain a little more... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2002 by Insulin Junkie