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Golden State

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Golden State

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Atlantic
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B

While the best tracks on Bush’s fourth album (the plaintive ”The People That We Love” and the buzz-riffed ”Headful of Ghosts”) may not be as grabby as past hits ”Everything Zen” and ”Glycerine,” the blustery Brits deliver another sturdy set of radio-ready rock. And compared with the meathead nu-metal set, the band’s quasi-grunge actually sounds alternative — something that couldn’t be said while the likes of Nirvana were still kicking. Chalk it up to Gavin Rossdale’s sexily strained vocals, and lyrics that reach beyond me-against-the-world rock cliches.