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matt made me listen to lush: a review

Matt has exceptionally good taste in music, so I should listen to him more, no? I just am lazy and unless I hear a band and they get me on that first listen- I'm screwed. if not, well, whatev. OMG LET'S PLAY UFFIE NONSTOP AND DECIPHER HER LYRICS. "damn good cheese." THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING HIDDEN IN THERE, SOME SUBTEXT.

so he's been on my case nonstop to listen to Lush. and I've listened to Lush in passing, but inactively. I haven't allowed myself to get into it. is it the same fear that keeps me subdued on dating websites? giving myself away to random strangers/bands and then realizing they have my heart, don't care and will never give it back? that is it. UFFIE, WHAT THE HELL.

IT'S JUST THE EMOTIONS, TAKING ME OVER....

all right, I listened to Lush. Matt was nice enough to pass me enough their body of work. yay! so I want to write this like a snob at a winetasting. and I hate wine. here we go:

at my first sip of Lush, I am reminded of shoegazing. like, gawking-at-your-Converses-with-your-mouth-open-like-Terri-Schiavo.

the instrumental parts are so beautiful. that's my favorite aspect of Lush- the guitars, the backgrounds. they're cloudy, to get vague on you. but very easy, very relaxing to listen to, for me at least. I mean it's not like Alice Cooper in his glory days or something. Matt often calls them the original Beach House, and I definitely hear that at times.

the thing I dislike? the vocals. oh my god. this is why I am not more of a shoegaze enthusiast. the vocals do nothing for me. it's like an erection going soft. sorry for all the phallic comparisons lately, but it's the truth. between the too-adorable British accents and the fact they're barely singing ... :/

I've given them a little bit of time to grow on me. I have to say, Lush are definitely worth your time, if you consider yourself a fan of like, My Bloody Valentine but have a hard time with MBV's nearsighted harshness.

Lush (now comes time for the belated introduction!) were a group from LDN in the late 1980 and early 1990s. which isn't hard to hear. at all. I feel like it's 1991. have I fallen into a hole in the space-time continuum? maybe...

do I like Lush? yes. more than Al likes Best Coast, at least. do I want to take them back to my house and perform oral sex on them? NO.

that's reserved for my Uff. holla girl!

Comments

  1. Did you lose your Uffie directions! AIM AWAY FROM FACE

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  2. Good stuff Britt,

    we need to get Matthew someone to review!!

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