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  • Record Label: eOne
  • Genre(s): Grunge, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Post-Grunge
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  1. Sep 30, 2011
    80
    As a record, this The Sea of Memories is easily the most enjoyable collection of songs released under Bush's name.
  2. Sep 12, 2011
    60
    The quartet's first record in a decade is a surprisingly vital viva-la-grunge manifesto.
  3. Nov 17, 2011
    50
    The Sea of Memories will most likely please those few Bush fans who've been hoping for a reunion, but it will not change the minds of those who relegated Bush to nothing more than a disingenuous rip-off of so many more brilliant '90s alterna-rock acts.
  4. 42
    The Sea adds exactly zero entries to the totally awesome Bush greatest-hits album that doesn't exist yet. [23 Sep 2011, p.79]
  5. Oct 11, 2011
    42
    The Sea Of Memories plays like an endless replay of Rossdale's past musical miscues.
  6. Sep 9, 2011
    40
    It's a mediocre album, and I'm only being hard on you because I sincerely wanted more. Like a pissy parent, I'm not mad at you... I'm disappointed.
  7. Nov 23, 2011
    40
    Bob Rock's big production ladles on the reverb, merely emphasizing hollowness at the core. [Dec 2011, p.81]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    7
    I enjoyed this album as a whole ,but i can not find one track that is going to stick in my head 10 years from now . I think they lost some of the hunger in the early albums and replaced it with well written songs ,that are well thought out but not amazing . All in all if you like bush ,you should enjoy this . Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    5
    Overproduced album with none of the rawness that made Bush's first two albums some of the best guitar rock of the mid-to-late 90's. Bob Rock's production has sucked the soul out of these songs. It essentially sounds more like a follow up to Rossdale's 'Wanderlust' album than a Bush album. He desperately needs Nigel Pulsford back and desperately needs a good producer. Another study in how a woman with a four letter name (Yoko/John, Etty/Jane's Addiction, Gwen/Gavin) softened their man to the point of artistic collapse. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    5
    As a whole I think it's better than their last two releases. The front end is stronger than the back end but it's medium quality is pretty consistant. It's nothing special. Expand
  4. Sep 29, 2011
    3
    What I wouldn't give for the days of even Golden State. Bush desperately needs their original bassist and lead guitarist back.