Snoop Dogg - Bush
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2015 Ratings: #592 / 771
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2015 Ratings: #419
May 12, 2015 / Release Date
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i am OTHER, Columbia, Doggystyle / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Accept Bush as a delayed dank disco triumph, and then drop it like it's hot, one more time.

80
XXL
Pharrell once again manages to bring out the best in Snoop, who steps out of his comfort zone to deliver a funkadelic album that stands out by itself in today’s music climate.
70
Rolling Stone

From the moment opening track "California Roll" hits its "Drop It Like It's Hot"-ish bass line, Bush is a pleasant stroll down memory lane.

70
HipHopDX
Most of the album’s material sounds as if it was recorded in one fleeting jam session, songs repeatedly blending in with each other with little adherence to replay value.
70
NME
Having a barbecue this summer? Stick it on; everyone will bug out.
70
musicOMH
It may not be the most ambitious of albums and Snoop Dogg possibly spends more time singing than actually rapping, but the end result will ensure that he remains as relevant as ever.
65
Pitchfork

While Bush is strong enough musically, you can’t help but wonder what would’ve happened if this crew had followed R&G with a full-length a decade ago, when everyone involved was still in his prime.

60
Drowned in Sound
The record is intensly listenable, but for all the new funk packaging we have still heard this many, many times before.
60
Billboard

Even with its intermittent highlights, Bush comes off as a side project, not the meeting of two risk-takers who have created numerous classics.

60
Complex
As an extension of Snoop’s ever-mutating musical identity this decade, this album might be his most successful non-traditional hip-hop album.
50
Consequence of Sound

The whole thing is in part an homage to the days when Uncle Snoop was a nephew, but with hardly a hint of innovation, Bush loses its nostalgic sheen quickly.

40
Time Out London
It all makes for an aimless album that fills a gap nobody thought needed filling: the one between Magic FM and a teenage boy’s wet dream.
aaron
66
I'm really happy this was made, its a brief pause from an artist clearly defined, an exploration of just making an album with your closest musical confidants, if anything its a coming together of Uncle Charlie, skateboy P and Snoopy DO double G. It's fun, and it only falls apart when it tries to take itself too seriously, admittedly Snoop is the weakest of the trio but since he is so far out of his defined role, its just so nice to see and hear, it reminds me of his left field release such as ... read more
CxAylward
30
please stop before it gets really embarrassing
ebeka
75
having in mind that rap derived from funk helps to understand this record, hence its tight relation with african-american culture. Snoop Dogg is taking everything back to its roots. Songs like the ones in this lp, songs that emulate the 70's and 80's atmosphere, were the most sampled songs by rappers back on those gold days.
with so many pros [like the collaborations, a strong and steady production from Pharrell, the music itself and its smoothly realization] there must be some cons. well, i ... read more
StellaTheDiver
71
420 really chill, really cool 420
43
"Bush" kicks off with the sun-glazed, stylish, sexy "California Roll". Then it's done. Really. You don't need to go past that. Not a harmful or aggressively distasteful project... just unaffecting and lazy.
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MISC LISTS

#41/Complex (First Half)

Track List

  1. California Roll (feat. Stevie Wonder)
  2. This City
  3. R U A Freak
  4. Awake
  5. So Many Pros
  6. Peaches N Cream (feat. Charlie Wilson)
  7. Edibles (feat. T.I.)
  8. I Knew That
  9. Run Away (feat. Gwen Stefani)
  10. I’m Ya Dogg (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Rick Ross)
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