RELEASE
November 01, 2005
LABEL
Kirtland Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, Grunge

Album Review

Come 2005, the evidence showed that '90s rock radio darlings Bush had been put into carbon freeze -- the group hadn't released a new album since 2001's Golden State, while leader Gavin Rossdale had launched a new group, Institute. So the time would be right for a career-spanning "best of" set, correct? Not quite. You do get the group's hits on the 2005 double-disc Zen X Four, but only as videos on the set's DVD portion (which also includes some behind-the-scenes footage). The audio portion, on the other hand, collects live and acoustic versions of most of the group's best-known early tracks. However, since these are not the versions that ruled MTV during the mid- to late '90s, it cannot be considered a true set of hits. From the perspective of longtime fans looking for the uncommon, Zen X Four works much better. After all, several of the tracks are included more than once, and only hardcore fans will be interested in the "acoustic versions" (which aren't really acoustic -- the volume on their Marshall stacks is just lowered a bit). But one thing's for certain, Rossdale certainly has his Cobain-isms down pat on such tracks as "Everything Zen" and "Machinehead."
Greg Prato, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Everything Zenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  2. Little Thingshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  3. Comedownhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  4. Glycerinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  5. Machineheadhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  6. Swallowedhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  7. Greedy Flyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  8. Cold Contagioushttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  9. The Chemicals Between Ushttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  10. Warm Machinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  11. Letting the Cables Sleephttp://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  12. The Science of Things [About the Album][Multimedia Track]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  13. The Chemicals Between Us [the Making of the Video]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  14. Comedown [Live Acoustic][Multimedia Track]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  15. Glycerine [Live Acoustic][Multimedia Track]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  16. Everything Zen [Live Acoustic][Multimedia Track]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  17. Machinehead [DVD][Live]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  18. Comedown [DVD][Live]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  19. Bomb [DVD][Live]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  20. Glycerine [DVD][Live]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  21. Everything Zen [DVD][Live]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
  22. Little Things [DVD][Live]http://itunes.apple.com/album/zen-x-four/id503010016?uo=5
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