20 Albums, 20 Days: Sixteen Stone

20 Albums, 20 Days: Sixteen Stone

Bush got a bad rap when they originally appeared in late 1994. They were called “British Nirvana” and poseurs by much of the press but, years later, the album completely holds up in the way many of the “post grunge” era records do not. The difference between the early works of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and this Bush record is that Bush sounded polished. Five hit songs from “Machinehead” to “Glycerine” helped the album sell six million copies.

Fun Fact: Unlike other bands, Gavin Rossdale is the only writer of most of the Bush songs. He says he doesn’t even understand how other bands do it.

Learn more about the album:

Bush Sixteen Stone, 20 Years Later

Bush’s Search for Credibility

Bush’s Sixteen Stone is A-One Grunge

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