RELEASE
November 11, 1997
LABEL
Interscope
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, Grunge

Album Review

It's easy to say that Bush released the electronica remix album Deconstructed in late 1997 because they wanted to diversify, since their trademark grunge-by-numbers was losing steam. It's also probably accurate. Bush have never shown an inclination toward dance or electronic music -- if anything, they were the most traditionalist and conservative band in grunge, keeping their music hard, simple, and loud, lacking even Stone Temple Pilots' psychedelic flair. They also lambasted any guitar band that wanted to stretch beyond what a traditional guitar-bass-drums lineup could do, so it's easy for the jaded observer to be cynical about Bush's leap into the world of drum'n'bass and trip-hop. And there certainly are some awkward moments on Deconstructed, but the surprising thing is, there's actually a handful of tracks that work, due of course, to the remixers, Tricky and Goldie, who turn their contributions into dark, menacing, unpredictable exercises Bush's original versions never suggested.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Everything Zen [The Lhasa Fever Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  2. Mouth [The Stingray Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  3. Swallowed [Goldie/Toasted Both Sides Please Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  4. Synapse [Philip Steir/My Ghost in the Bush of Life Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  5. History [Dub Pistols Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  6. Personal Holloway [Fabio Paras/Soundclash Republic Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  7. Bonedriven [Mekon/Beat Me Clever Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  8. Insect Kin [Jack Dangers/Drum and Bees Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  9. Comedown [Lunatic Calm Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  10. Everything Zen [Derek Delarge Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
  11. In a Lonely Place [Tricky Mix]http://itunes.apple.com/album/deconstructed/id503015822?uo=5
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