|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|
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 ›
This time the band approached a more electronic-oriented direction, going for some experimentation in their sound. Despite this change, most of the songs here still seem like a rehash of previous material, failing to engage and truly surprise. Some atmospheric and laid-back moments like "40 Miles From the Sun" or "Letting the Cables Sleep" are interesting and captivating enough, but for the most part the results are average and not too memmorable. This is a listenable and alright effort, but it gets tiresome fast and there are no big reasons to return to it afterwards.
A decent and somewhat lackluster rock album.