Black and White Rainbows

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Black and White Rainbows
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Studio album by Bush
Released 10 March 2017
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 57:42[1]
Label Zuma Rock
Producer Bob Rock, Gavin Rossdale[2]
Bush chronology
Man on the Run
(2014)Man on the Run2014
Black and White Rainbows
(2017)
Singles from Black and White Rainbows
  1. "Mad Love"
    Released: 6 February 2017[2]
  2. "Lost In You"
    Released: 24 February 2017[3]
  3. "The Beat of Your Heart"
    Released: 3 March 2017[4]

Black and White Rainbows is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band Bush, released on 10 March 2017, through Zuma Rock Records.[2] It is the follow up to the band's 2014 album, Man on the Run, and is the third featuring its current lineup of Gavin Rossdale, Robin Goodridge, Chris Traynor and Corey Britz, which formed in 2010 after the original lineup disbanded in 2002.[5]

Release[edit]

Album[edit]

Black and White Rainbows was released on 10 March 2017, through Zuma Rock Records. The album was released in the United Kingdom with the artist credited as Bush with Gavin Rossdale and had a sticker promoting The Voice in which Rossdale is a coach on the show's sixth series.

Singles[edit]

The lead single from the album, "Mad Love", was released on 6 February 2017.[2]

"Lost In You" was the second song released from the album, on 24 February 2017.[3]

"The Beat of Your Heart" was the third song released from the album, on 3 March 2017.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 49/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
ABC News 4/5 stars[7]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[8]
Classic Rock Magazine 2.5/5 stars[9]
Daily Mail 4/5 stars[10]
Drowned in Sound 3/10[11]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[12]

Black and White Rainbows received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 49 based on 4 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[6]

Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic rated the album three out of five stars, calls it "an interesting piece of the Bush discography", and states that it "hints at a late-era trajectory shift and a reinvigorated spirit for Rossdale and company."[8] In a two out of five star review, The Guardian's Gwilym Mumford claims: "Album number seven sands down what little edge the band once had and buffs their sound to a banal, stadium-rock sheen."[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gavin Rossdale; 'Lost in You' co-written by Dave Stewart[13][1]

No. Title Length
1. "Mad Love" 3:30
2. "Peace-s" 4:25
3. "Water" 3:29
4. "Lost in You" 4:17
5. "Sky Turns Day Glo" 4:22
6. "Toma Mi Corazón" 4:04
7. "All the Worlds Within You" 3:36
8. "Nurse" 3:50
9. "The Beat of Your Heart" 3:00
10. "Dystopia" 2:58
11. "Ray of Light" 3:09
12. "Ravens" 3:28
13. "Nothing but a Car Chase" 3:41
14. "The Edge of Love" 4:24
15. "People At War" 5:29
Total length: 57:42

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic[14]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 173
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 85
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 48
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 75
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 63
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20] 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Worldwide 10 March 2017 Zuma Rock [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Black and White Rainbows: Bush: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. ASIN B01N5UNW20. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "BUSH To Release 'Black And White Rainbows' Album In March". blabbermouth.net. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Lost In You: Bush: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. ASIN B01N5UNVDY. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "The Beat Of Your Heart: Bush: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. ASIN B01N6WBIDI. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Ouellette, Mary (20 August 2012). "Bush Frontman Gavin Rossdale Feels Solo Career Was ‘Almost a Douche-Bag Route’". Loudwire. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Reviews for Black and White Rainbows by Bush". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Raible, Allan (16 March 2017). "Bush, The Shins, The Magnetic Fields music reviews". ABC News. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Young, Neil Z. "Black and White Rainbows - Bush". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Yates, Henry (9 March 2017). "Bush - Black And White Rainbows album review". Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Thrills, Adrian (9 March 2017). "Bush find their voice in Britain: Gavin Rossdale hits the button on new album Black And White Rainbows". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  11. ^ Reynolds, Aidan (8 March 2017). "Album Review: Bush - Black and White Rainbows". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Mumford, Gwilym (9 March 2017). "Bush: Black and White Rainbows review – proficient mid-tempo stadium rock". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "BMI Title Search". BMI. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Black and White Rainbows - Bush - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bush – Black and White Rainbows" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bush – Black and White Rainbows" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bush – Black and White Rainbows". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  20. ^ "Bush – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Bush. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  21. ^ "Bush - Black And White Rainbows - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B01N3AWWV8. Retrieved 9 February 2017.