Bush The Sea of Memories

Bush The Sea of Memories
Out of all the '90s grunge hanger-ons, Bush were the least missed. As recent reunions from Stone Temple Pilots and Our Lady Peace have received reasonable fanfare from Gen-Xers, Bush's revival has mostly been met with Generation Y-style apathy (the real kind). And with the release of The Sea of Memories, their first album in a decade, the London, UK quartet share some of that ennui. If at one time Bush were trying their darndest to sound relevant, utilizing electronic beats and working with producers Steve Albini and Dave Sardy, Bush2K have settled into a comfortable, barebones, rockist mode. The Bob Rock-assisted album pumps out such sleepwalkers as Bush-as-Coldplay single "The Sound of Winter," "Red Light" and token piano-driven ballad "All Night Doctors." With hired hands replacing Bush's original guitarist and bassist, The Sea of Memories is just another half-baked Gavin Rossdale solo album, and his weakest. (Zuma)