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

Lush Scar (MiniAlbum) 4AD UK 1989 Sell This Version
Lush Spooky (Album) 4AD Lithuania 1992 Sell This Version
Lush Split (Album) 4AD Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Lush Lovelife (Album, Comp) 4AD Poland 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lush Sweetness And Light (EP, Single) 4AD UK 1990 Sell This Version
Lush Mad Love (Single, EP) 4AD, 4AD UK 1990 Sell This Version
Lush Black Spring (EP, Maxi, Single) 4AD France 1991 Sell This Version
Lush For Love (Single, Maxi) 4AD 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
Lush Superblast! [Remix] (Single) 4AD Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Lush Lit Up 4AD UK 1993 Sell This Version
Lush Desire Lines (EP, Single) 4AD, 4AD UK 1994 Sell This Version
Lush Hypocrite (EP, Maxi, Single) 4AD, 4AD Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Lush 500 (Shake Baby Shake) (Single) 4AD UK 1996 Sell This Version
Lush Last Night Reprise Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Lush Ladykillers (Single) 4AD UK 1996 Sell This Version
Lush Single Girl (Single) 4AD UK 1995 Sell This Version
Lush Blind Spot (EP) Edamame Records 2016 Sell This Version
Lush Out Of Control (Single) Edamame Records 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

Lush Gala (Comp) 4AD 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
Lush Cookie (Comp) 4AD Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Lush Topolino (Comp) 4AD Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Lush Ciao! Best Of Lush (Comp) 4AD 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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