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Classic Album Review: Blush | Crowded Alone

The versatile alt-rockers stand out from the crowd with this diverse disc.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


HOME BASE: Right smack in the middle of the FM dial.

GENRE: Somewhere between rock and pop, grunge and metal, goth and alt-rock.

REVIEW: Alt-rockers Blush have managed to earn themselves a decent amount of airtime on local radio. One spin of their album Crowded Alone is all you need to understand why. These 10 cuts are the work of songwriters and performers with the versatility to embrace a wide range of styles and the abilities to pull them all off credibly. Sometimes they deliver the rubbery riffs and grungy grit of Nickelback; other times the vibrating guitars and funky beats of Our Lady Peace; still others the shadowy menace and gothy gloom of Marilyn Manson. Any way you slice it, they’re capable of standing out in the contemporary-rock crowd.


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