I’m going to keep this short and simple, Lush combined everything I loved about early 90s shoegaze and dream pop. The London-based four-piece—Miki Berenyi (vocals, guitar), Emma Anderson (vocals, guitar), Phil King (bass) and Chris Acland (drums)—were stylish, effortlessly cool, and most importantly they delivered a deft sonic and melodic punch: hypnotic vocals, giant swirling guitars, and occasionally a touch of cheeky Brit whimsy, see “500 (Shake Baby Shake).” “Superblast!” is a defining song that still gives me shivers every time I hear it, and “Ladykillers” is a straight-up, timeless burner. After disbanding 1996, they returned 20 tears later with maybe their most strikingly beautiful and haunting song to date, “Out of Control.” So take a listen below, in reverse chronological order, and dance like the Queen of England is watching you.
|Out of Control||Blind Spot||2016|
|Burnham Beeches||Blind Spot||2016|
|500 (Shake Baby Shake)||Lovelife||1996|
|Nothing Natural||Black Spring||1991|
|Sweetness and Light||Sweetness and Light||1990|