6 Songs, 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lush arrived seemingly out of nowhere with the release of 1989’s Scar on the prestigious London-based 4AD label. The precocious female-led foursome quickly drew the ire of their peers, who resented their apparently immediate success. In reality, Lush were an old band going through a rapid change. Imbued with traces of The Smiths and Gun Club, “Baby Talk” and “Bitter” reveal their general post-punk roots, but Lush were already moving into brighter and more original territories. “Thoughtforms” and “Scarlet” were the earliest signs of the eerie, airy sound that would make them famous.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lush arrived seemingly out of nowhere with the release of 1989’s Scar on the prestigious London-based 4AD label. The precocious female-led foursome quickly drew the ire of their peers, who resented their apparently immediate success. In reality, Lush were an old band going through a rapid change. Imbued with traces of The Smiths and Gun Club, “Baby Talk” and “Bitter” reveal their general post-punk roots, but Lush were already moving into brighter and more original territories. “Thoughtforms” and “Scarlet” were the earliest signs of the eerie, airy sound that would make them famous.

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