Lush – Spooky

The first proper release from Lush. It was produced by Cocteau Twin, Robin Guthrie. Much of the debate about this album is did Guthrie’s sonic enhancements contribute to the album or did it detract from Lush’s creative talent. It has been criticised for burying vocals and drumming under walls of sound and flanging. I will leave that for you to decide, it has some beautiful harmonies and some groovy hip swaying hum along songs such as Nothing Natural. Infectious and catchy songs such as Superblast! Its just a shame that you can’t really singalong to the song as the vocals are unintelligible. The pick of the bunch is the last song Monochrome which is the definitive Lush masterpiece.

I saw Lush on tour in 1992, on their Spooky tour and I can’t really remember that much about it. Except they were supported by Spitfire.

Lush : Spooky

Stray
Nothing Natural
Tiny Smiles
Covert
Ocean
For Love
Superblast!
Untogether
Fantasy
Take
Laura
Monochrome

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