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  • Summary: This is the fourth long-player for Gavin Rossdale and Bush, and was produced by Dave Sardie (Slayer, Marilyn Manson).
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.
  2. 'Golden State' is easily the band's most accomplished record and should stand as one of the best British rock albums of 2001.
  3. Golden State is, inevitably, rather good.
  4. The album may not break much new ground, but the band's performance is more dynamic than on previous releases.
  5. There is little on Golden State to differentiate it from its predecessors. [Dec 2001, p.76]
  6. This is a return to the sound of Sixteen Stone, complete with big, grandiose production propelled by ballsy grunge riffs and real hooks in the guitars and vocals.
  7. Sadly, nothing about the unspectacular Golden State will save them from the Where Are They Now? file.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. AbeE.
    Sep 13, 2002
    10
    Bush has done it again. Their best work yet!!
  2. JillL.
    Jan 10, 2002
    10
    i love this cd, it is very good.
  3. NicW.
    Jan 23, 2002
    10
    This is probably the best album I've heard in years; the crits must be stupid.
  4. AndrewC.
    Dec 17, 2001
    9
    This album kicks all the critics asses cuz the critics suck ass cuz they don't no shit about music. This album is just awesome
  5. LauraM.
    Jan 16, 2002
    9
    All Bush music is great, but it didn't quite reach the level that it's other albums did.
  6. EchoD.
    Oct 27, 2001
    7
    I think this is what we've come to expect from Bush, but I'm glad that it's more of a group effort. The guitars are more to forefront with almost no electronic/hi-tech production. This album does its job: it rocks. It's not a breakthrough, but it rocks. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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