The Kingdom

Bush - The Kingdom
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #657 / 670
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Based on 16 ratings
July 17, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
American Songwriter
Bush’s eighth studio album presents as a modern-age merge of early Bush with a harder spin and enduring momentum.
70
Metal Hammer

Grunge-era superstars Bush show their class on new album The Kingdom.

70
AllMusic
The timely connection to their no-frills early days resulted in one of the strongest releases of their post-hiatus era, capturing the catchy melodicism and buzzing heaviness that attracted fans to the songwriting in the first place.
60
Classic Rock

The Kingdom is Bush at their most confident, the sound of a band with plenty of ambition and passion left in their bones.

60
Kerrang!

Gavin Rossdale hauls out the riffs and makes a return to Bush’s glory days with The Kingdom.

60
The Young Folks
The acoustic backing practically dates their latest album as being older than it is, which will draw in fans over thirty while passing by those born in the new millennia.
38
Spectrum Culture
Someone should have reminded Gavin Rossdale that power and anger don’t come from volume and bass notes alone.
30
Rolling Stone
On the grunge stalwarts’ eighth LP, Gavin Rossdale is up to his old tricks again but they just feel old.
lucacdornelles
65
I've never heard Bush before, so I decided to begin by their latest album, and well, they're not bad. Clearly, post-grunge (or this type of alternative rock or whatever you want to call it) isn't so popular nowadays and I don't expect a comeback soon, which doesn't mean it's a bad listen. It's not also fantastic, but it's alright. 7 out of 12 tracks are indeed good and fun. They have energy, a bit of anger, steam, but I don't know, none of them are actually great. The rest is average, except ... read more
tha138
60
It's nice to watch the british grungers browsing their early sound, but why they didn't take into consideration the irrevocable damage done by the voracious time.
NTTR
61
Bush - The Kingdom

Genre: Post Grunge
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 61% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 268th / 629

Highlight: Flowers on a Grave

Made me think of:
Third Eye Blind
Silversun Pickups
Foo Fighters
Incubus
Creed
prets
67
Flowers On A Grave 7.4/10
The Kingdom 7.2//10
Bullet Holes 7/10
Ghosts In The Machine 7/10
Blood River 7/10
Quicksand 6.5/10
Send In The Clowns 6.5/10
Undone 6.5/10
Our Time Will Come 7/10
Crossroads 6/10
Words Are Not Impediments 6/10
Falling Away 6/10
uhBleach
NR
A solid release that doesn't venture too far from their long-running sound.
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Track List

  1. Flowers On A Grave
  2. The Kingdom
  3. Bullet Holes
  4. Ghosts In The Machine
  5. Blood River
  6. Quicksand
  7. Send In The Clowns
  8. Undone
  9. Our Time Will Come
  10. Crossroads
  11. Words Are Not Impediments
  12. Falling Away
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Added on: July 14, 2020