Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. The lyrics are as trite and cheesy as ever, but age and playing house with No Doubt's Gwen Stefani have mellowed model-esque frontman Rossdale.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. AlexA
    Jul 10, 2009
    9
    This album may be bush's worst, but it is still a great album.
  2. JonathanH
    Dec 9, 2006
    0
    ugh - this album is awful, I loved THE SCIENCE OF THINGS it was an incredible album, it sounded unlike anything they'd ever done and sadly was their last great musical statement, this album is sooooo clich'ed. And what even sadder is that INSTITUTE are now finished and GAVIN ROSSDALE (leadman) could now be done. Perhaps he should of asked anyone if the songs off the last two records were actually any good. Full Review »
  3. DaveN
    Sep 22, 2006
    5
    Their weakest effort to date.