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  • Don’t get me wrong here people, this isn’t an earth-shattering album, but it’s Bush’s best. It also makes clear that Bush can make some original music on their own. The two slower ballads (“40 Miles from the Sun” and “Letting the Cables Sleep”) are the milestones of this LP. Despite the techno influences that Gavin Rossdale embraces on The Science of Things, they never dominate the songs, they only enhance them. He also tries (too hard at times) to be political. He takes on political themes on “Disease of the Dancing Cats,” “Spacetravel,” and “English Fire.” He also seems disgusted with humankind’s ever-increasing reliance on technology on tracks like “Jesus Online.” Bush’s trademark crunch and hooks are still intact on this album, most notably on “Prizefighter” and “Warm Machine.” Bush also explores new creative territory. The new electronic elements give Bush a fuller, more realized sound. “Altered States” makes the best use of the electronics. Gwen Stefani of No Doubt guests on “Spacetravel.” “The Disease of the Dancing Cats” is probably the hardest song they’ve ever recorded. At times. Rossdale’s political rants are a little hard to swallow, and there is a slight feeling of familarity, but overall, Bush has a tightly solid album here.

    Posted on November 20, 2009