|1. Everything Zen|
|4. Little Things|
1. Everything Zen: Very good song, one of my favorites, and a good way to start off the CD. Very contagious chorus. It also has a very cool guitar intro. (5/5)
2. Swim: A much darker song, it maintains a slow pace throughout the whole song. Similar in some ways to Greedy Fly. It blows up at the ending. (4.5/5)
3. Bomb: It begins pretty much like a Nirvana song, I see some resemblance to Something in the Way in the slow parts. (4/5)
4. Little Things: Very good and very catchy song. Probably my favorite song on this CD. Can't get tired of listening to it. There is some strong resemblance to Smells Like Teen Spirit. A homage perhaps. You can notice it more in the beginning (just when he starts to sing) and at the chorus. (5/5)
5. Comedown: A very, very good song. It's slow but it rocks. It's one of the best songs on the CD. (5/5)
6. Body: Another great song. The guitar intro is very cool. The chorus is really cool as well. Another one of my favorites.
7. Machinehead: Everybody knows this one, so I don't think I need to say anything. Kick ass song. (5/5)
8. Testosterone: Probably not a bad song, but after listening to Machinehead, it sends it to a lower level. "Got a big old gun" (4/5)
9. Monkey: Another one of those Bush songs that starts slow and gains pace as the song develops. (4/5)
10. Glycerine: Another one of the singles and big hits. I absolutely love this one for it's simplicity.Read more ›
Those five songs automattically give the album 4 stars, but it's the rest that leaves room to argue.
"Swim" although, a nice start eventually turns into repeating cycle of generic lyrics. It's not a bad song, just not a good Bush song.
Now, "Bomb" does show promise of not being a filler. I'd have picked this to be a single rather than Machinehead, b/c I think it's better. But yeah, "Bomb" is a great song, an excuse from the other fillers.
There's just something I dont really see in "Body." Reminds me of "Swim" for which both do sound similar in some parts. I think this could be better if more guitars were used to de-silence the awkwardness of each verse. However, there is a good solo somewhere in there.
"Testosterone" is just yapping how a gun makes someone a badass. Not bad if you like songs like that.
"Monkey" is a fast hard hitting song, but again, the lyrics don't really grab your attention. A monkey? Could have used something more scarier.
The last song, "Alien" follows up "Glycerine" nicely. It's the only other slow song. Somewhat sappy, but can't really expect perfection from a debut.
"X-girlfriend" finishes the album off w/ a short 40 second "You are coming down" repeat fest of a pretty good guitar tune.Read more ›