Lush

Lush

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Meshing dreamy, feedback-drenched guitars with airy, catchy melodies, Lush were one of the most prominent shoegazing bands of the early '90s. Led by guitarists Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson, the British band earned a cult following within the British and American undergrounds with its first EPs, yet the group never quite attained the critical respect given to its peers My Bloody Valentine and Ride.

Even so, Lush lasted longer than any other of their contemporaries (with the exception of The Boo Radleys), developing sharp pop skills as their career progressed. By the time of their final album, 1996's "Lovelife", they had converted themselves into a power pop band with dream pop overtones, which resulted in the greatest chart success of their career. Their success was dealt a blow when drummer Chris Acland committed suicide in the fall of 1996, effectively bringing the band to an end.

Lush reformed in September of 2015, with the addition of Elastica (2) drummer Justin Welch.
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Lush Discography

Albums

JAD C 911 Lush Scar (MiniAlbum) 4AD JAD C 911 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZN 024 Lush Spooky (Album) 4AD ZN 024 Lithuania 1992 Sell This Version
rtd 120.1905.2 Lush Split (Album) 4AD rtd 120.1905.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SON 119 Lush Lovelife (Album, Comp) 4AD SON 119 Poland 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BAD 0013 Lush Sweetness And Light (EP, Single) 4AD BAD 0013 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BAD 0003 Lush Mad Love (Single, EP) 4AD, 4AD BAD 0003 UK 1990 Sell This Version
53000 Lush Black Spring (EP, Maxi, Single) 4AD 53000 France 1991 Sell This Version
BAD 2001 Lush For Love (Single, Maxi) 4AD BAD 2001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Luka Bloom / Lush Luka Bloom / Lush - Luka and Lush. Lush and Luka.(Cass, Single, Promo, Smplr) Reprise Records, 4AD none US 1991 Sell This Version
COCY-5185 Lush Superblast! [Remix] (Single) 4AD COCY-5185 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
none Lush Lit Up 4AD none UK 1993 Sell This Version
LUSH 3 Lush Desire Lines (EP, Single) 4AD, 4AD LUSH 3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BAD 4008 CD, RTD120.1824.3 Lush Hypocrite (EP, Single, Maxi) 4AD, 4AD BAD 4008 CD, RTD120.1824.3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
LUSH 8 Lush 500 (Shake Baby Shake) (Single) 4AD LUSH 8 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-A-8034 Lush Last Night Reprise Records PRO-A-8034 US 1996 Sell This Version
LUSH 6 Lush Ladykillers (Single) 4AD LUSH 6 UK 1996 Sell This Version
LUSH 4 Lush Single Girl (Single) 4AD LUSH 4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Lush Blind Spot (EP) Edamame Records none 2016 Sell This Version
none Lush Out Of Control (Single) Edamame Records none 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

W2 26463 Lush Gala (Comp) 4AD W2 26463 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-C-4608 Lush Words & Music(Cass, Promo, Comp) 4AD, Reprise Records PRO-C-4608 US 1990 Sell This Version
CDP 434 Pixies, Lush, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance Pixies, Lush, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance - 4AD Promo Pack(4xCD + Box, Comp, Ltd, Promo) 4AD, Vertigo CDP 434 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
COCY-78365 Lush Cookie (Comp) 4AD COCY-78365 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
76974 2110-2 Lush Topolino (Comp) 4AD 76974 2110-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
GAD 2K22 CD Lush Ciao! Best Of Lush (Comp) 4AD GAD 2K22 CD UK 2001 Sell This Version

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insludgewecrust

insludgewecrust

July 28, 2014
I came across a Lush album today, and cannot find out any info on it! It is a Floppy Disk, white cardboard mailer/case, with a "lush" sticker on the front(stylized logo), no insert, no contact/label info, just a sticker on the floppy disk giving instruction on how to upload the music file. Any clues? Any help would be good, I don't have a computer,so I cant see what music is on it. Only have a tablet ... :/ driving me crazy!?!?
GarthBPM

GarthBPM

February 16, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
Although few would probably agree with me, I think that under Robin Guthrie's guidance as producer the members of Lush were able to achieve a superior sound to Guthrie's own pioneering Cocteau Twins. They took the interesting but sometimes tedious "swirliness" of sound from the Cocteau Twins and put it into memorable pop songs. Instead of just copying the "shoegazer" sound of the day like their contemporaries, Lush crafted quality unique heartfelt tunes that have stood up to the test of time. To me Lush is one of the most under-rated bands of the last twenty-five years; the album "Spooky" is as close to perfection as a rock album can get. Although their final album Lovelife was more pop oriented than their previous work, the group never released a bad album. It is indeed a tragedy that Chris Acland's suicide shattered this brillant quartet.

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