WHAT A DISAPPOINTING PIECE OF POP LAMENESS!
Bmonster | Baltimore, MD | 02/09/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Lush. I loved what they did with guitars, vocals, production layers and lyrics. They stood out musically and lyrically. Beautiful sounds came from the voices and guitars. Gala and Spooky were stunning works that set the stage for Split, what I feel is their most fully realized and cohesive album. Then, this thing came along!? Just sounds like they had to make a commercial album for the new label. Maybe they wanted to finally cash in after scraping by for years. But, there is very little here of the Lush that made the three previous albums. That's sad, cuz that Lush was a great band. I saw them in Cincinnati's Bogarts on the Split tour, and even met Miki and Emily. They were very nice and gracious. That was the end of Lush for me. This is a stinker. R.i.p. Mr. Acland"
Queens of the ethereal finally go pop
raveballs | near los angeles, california | 11/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lush-Lovelife (1996) Queens of the ethereal, the band finally went pop with this album, and turned out to be its best. Also hailing from England, these shoe-gazers are Miki Berenyi (with hot-pink hair) and Emma Anderson on guitar and vocals. Their complex harmonies dominate the songs, and I never tire of listening to this. Their jangly, layered guitar-work and melodic solos are also pleasant. Lyrics deal with female insecurities, such as self-confidence and self-consciousness, but these women are no victims. They know how to empower themselves and use their sexuality to get what they want. With biting sarcasm and witty commentary, lyrics confront male/female relationship issues. From the minor hit, "Ladykillers": "I'm as human as the next girl/I like a bit of flattery/But I don't need your practised lines/your school of charm mentality..." And from "Heavenly Bodies," a song about idol worship: "I remember when I was younger I thought the answers were locked in people/So I admired the ones whose lives were a source of envy to people like me". "The Childcatcher" is a searing take on older men who romance younger girls: "You are like the clean white page and I the pen/The innocence I find between your girlish thighs is like the fountain of youth to my old bones." Sadly, this was their last album, as drummer Chris Acland committed suicide after a long bout with depression in 1997."
Love this CD
Sarina M. Glover | 10117 NE 9th ave Apt G209 vancouver Wa 98685 | 11/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can not stop dacing to it. It's a must have for girls or guys who just want to have fun."