* Unfortunately the remainder is mostly bland and samey. There’s anger in the distorted guitars and lyrics but it lacks the kind of vehemence that would take it to the next level. It’s a safe kind of MTV anger, not the crippling kind that eats you up from the inside.
The potential is squandered on trying to capture a feeling that was already being done better by NIN. Trent must have been listening because he stole some of that sound back years later for The Fragile (1999).
Short Bus is a decent album that needed a better producer, one that could pick out and enhance the strengths instead of burying them in the mix.
Songs of Note: *Hey Man, Nice Shot; Stuck In Here
3 breached spaces out of 5