Lush=shoegaze?

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  1. direwolf

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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Lush was definitely a band that fell under the shoegaze umbrella. They are also one of my favorite bands. RIP, Chris Acland.





     
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    I would say at times
    But tracks like Ladykillers and Single Girl I'd probably,if I had to label it,call pop more than anything else.
     
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    Yeah, they're pretty archetypally the lighter, fluffier side of Shoegaze for me. A bit Cocteau Twins-esque. I agree some of their tracks are pretty much just pop though.

    I really liked Nothing Natural, but found the rest of the stuff on that album too poppy for me - which is amusing since I preferred it at first to the My Bloody Valentine side of things, which I didn't get at the time, it seemed too harsh to me for what it was trying to do. Now i prefer MBV. However, I also checked out Lush's other album(was it Gala?) and that was actually really nice.
     
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    Well, Robin Guthrie did produce a great deal of their material, so...
     
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    Very much a part of that scene at the time, although perhaps more musically than visually. Saw them a couple of times back in the heyday of that era. they were a good live band and perhaps, on reflection, more interesting than some of their peers.
     
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    They definitely had more stage presence than many of their shoegazing peers.
     
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    Their early material was dream pop / shoegazer, their last two albums are generally considered brit pop. One of my favorite bands of the 90's IMHO, right up there with Ride and Catherine Wheel.

    Gotta love the 12 string 335

     
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    I really liked them a lot back in the '90s and bought all their albums. I guess I liked that atmospheric, effects-laden sound with ethereal vocals. But lately when I pull out albums like Gala and Spooky, the vocals seem so dead and timid.

    I think the problem is that I later learned of the Cocteau Twins. The Cocteau Twins have a similar sound, but their singer, also ethereal and angelic sounding, is just a stronger singer.

    The only songs I really don't like from Lush are the angry ones like Hypocrite and Ladykillers. It just destroys the whole atmosphere that I like about Lush.
     
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    Definitely. I also remember an interview with Miki from around 2000 (after she retired from music) where she stated she had kept all her music equipment.
     
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    Here's a fantastic example of Lush doing what they do best - playing slow, melodic, dreamy shoegazer music.

    Love this stuff... :phones

     
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    It doesn't get much better than Lush, as far as this sort of music is concerned. Deeply enthralling stuff.
     
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    oh man, saw them a few times in the early 90's... so good, and SO CUTE! <3
     
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    Agree 100% :aok
     
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    You know, it's funny. Because, all these years later, when I find myself wanting to hear to some Lush, it's those later Brit-pop songs I usually go to. I haven't played Gala in years, but Lovelife gets spun on a pretty regular basis.

    It's a superb album, from a great band.
     
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    Great band! I love Gala and Spooky, Split and Lovelife, not so much.

    Miki also has my vote for cutest rock star of all time:

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    She is definitely one of my big music crushes.
     

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