4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greatest Bands in the 90s
one of the best alternative bands from the UK... they inspire some current artistes... the coarse voice of gavin rossdale just fits in that genre!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ugh
This cd is not good, at all. There are almost no good songs on here, and even those arent all great ( Machinehead-annoying, Glycerine-overplayed, Comedown- not bad, but i wasnt very impressed, Little things-nirvana anyone?). I am depressed that i bought this album, and if you are like me and enjoy Smashing pumpkins, Red hot chili peppers, Nirvana and Weezer, i can...
Published on May 17 2004 by ugly gargoyle
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greatest Bands in the 90s,
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This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)one of the best alternative bands from the UK... they inspire some current artistes... the coarse voice of gavin rossdale just fits in that genre!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Awesome,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)This is an absolutely awesome CD by an awesome band. Probably one of the best bands to come out of England in the past 10 years. It's very hard to understand why this album wasn't an instant hit when it came out. I remember it became a huge success when the Machinehead video started to get airplay on MTV in 1996.
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)
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. The guitar sounds perfect and the string arrangements make it a real masterpiece. (5/5)
11. Alien: Yet another progressive song. It starts really slow, almost acoustic, and at parts it rocks, and then mellow again. Then it rocks, and gets mellow again. The acoustic guitar that sounds during the slow parts is really cool. (5/5)
12. X-Girlfriend: This song is nothing like the rest of the songs on the CD. It feels like Green Day. It only lasts 45 seconds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From the whatever to happened to files- Bush is still great,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)Sixteen Stone is generally regarded as one of the rock albums in the 90s and for the most part, this album remains under-appreciated. Bush rocked the charts with Everything Zen, Glycerine and other singles. Bush was one of the best rock bands in the 90s and for the most part, is underrated. This album is a masterpiece and one of the best albums in 90s.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best or second best Bush album,
This review is from: 16 Stone (Audio CD)hmmm i've always had such trouble trying to determine which Bush album is the best...Razorblade Suitcase, or 16-stone...I just recomend getting both because they're unbelievable pieces of work. Two of my favorite albums of all time and have stuck with me for many years.
I'll do a song by song review for this
Everything Zen - 9/10 Great opener, just kicks into it right away and the song slowly gets better...especially when Gavin starts singing "can't believe that Elvis is dead"
Swim - 9/10 a wicked song! great grunge riffs, awesome chorus...The bridge though is my favorite part...I found i didn't like the song at first because of Gavin's little fit at the end...But it grew on me
Bomb - 10/10 One of my favorite songs on the albums, great grunge vocals and guitar riff. My only complaint is the song ends too soon.
Little things - 10/10 WOW! what an amazing song, top 5 of all time from Bush i think...Standard Grunge format, love the guitar, great drumming, and Gavins vocals especially in the bridge just blow you away
Comedown - 10/10 A classic Bush song
Body - 10/10 I think overall it's the best song on the album, but not my favorite. A wicked opening guitar riff that you wouldn't expect from Bush, than the grunge melodies in the backround just fill it...very intense
Machinehead - 10/10 most influencial song of my life
Testosterone - 7/10 really catchy song, but the lyrics aren't the greatest...Not what i'd expect from Gavin
Monkey - 8/10 Pretty cool song, but it doesn't really get to me
Glycerine - 9/10 such a beautiful song, but it's very simple and i always felt it was a bit overrated
Alien - 10/10 Even more beautiful than Glycerine. The bass line is such a nice thing to hear, guitar is soothing...Plus next to comedown, this song has my favorite vocals from Gavin. I never thought anything of this song until i was listening one night and the song picks up into the first chourus and Gavin holds a heavy note for such a long time...Thats when it hit me
X-girlfriend....not really a song
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of singles,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)Let's see, there's "Glycerine", "Everything Zen", "Machinehead", "Little Things", and "Comedown" all which still have rotation spots in many rock stations today. Something you don't see very often. Without a doubt, the best commercial album Bush made. I'm still partial to Science of Things as a better overall record, but there's no doubt to anyone this is a rock classic.
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. Maybe could have been made in a good song, but we'll never know.
Great rock anthems and great hard pounding music, but only four stars for the weak lyrics. Gavin gets better later on, which is a good thing. However, this album is a must have. A perfect fit for the 90's grunge movement.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Bush CD Ever I command you to listen to it,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)There are the eighties fans, the seventies fans, the Classical Rock Fans, etc. and of course there is the Ninties fans such as i and if that also includes you then you must buy this cd and listen to it religiously because to say the least it is the best it kind of brings you back to the late ninties were alternative rock was at its pinnacle. every song on this cd made me ache for gavin rosdale the lead singer his voice is so beautiful its hard to describe no matter what he really is singing about. if i had to pick my favorites i would say : everything zen, come down, testosterone, and glycerin. Buy anyway buy this cd i give it my seal of approval being a music fanatic that i am you must trust me on this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bushes best,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)BUY this album. just great symplistic riffs and great vocals...
A must buy!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)I've always loved bush, and I listen to machinehead once and a while. Having just listened to all of their songs, I am really impressed. Bush makes every song great. Almost every song is awesome and Bush doesn't stick to the same formula for every song. Linkin Park rocks, but their songs all have that same formula while Bush has interesting stuff all the time. Buy this CD!
3.0 out of 5 stars Ugh,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)This cd is not good, at all. There are almost no good songs on here, and even those arent all great ( Machinehead-annoying, Glycerine-overplayed, Comedown- not bad, but i wasnt very impressed, Little things-nirvana anyone?). I am depressed that i bought this album, and if you are like me and enjoy Smashing pumpkins, Red hot chili peppers, Nirvana and Weezer, i can guarantee you will throw this peice of crap out.Buy one of their other cd's, please. I cant understand how anybody liked this one.
4.0 out of 5 stars English? I thought these guys were Australian.,
This review is from: Sixteen Stone (Audio CD)I agree that Gavin didn't learn much from his readings of Allen Ginsberg about writing good lyrics, but this band is much more than some imitation of Nirvana. Real talent can't be imitated, it has to be there. Bush shows they have it on this album. I too love songs like "Machinehead", and "Glycerine" is a phenomenal ballad.
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