Split (Lush album)

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Split
Split (Lush album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Lush
Released 13 June 1994
(See release history)
Recorded October – December 1993 at Rockfield Studios, Wales; Berry House, Sussex; and Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Shoegazing, dream pop, noise pop
Length 52:06
Label 4AD
Producer Mike Hedges and Lush
Lush chronology
Spooky
(1992)
Split
(1994)
Lovelife
(1996)

Split is the second album by British shoegazing act Lush, released on 4AD on June 13, 1994 in the UK and a day later in the US. Two singles were released from the album: "Desire Lines" and "Hypocrite," both released on May 30, 1994. Split was reissued by 4AD on CD in July 2001.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Loaded mixed[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]
Select 2/5 stars[4]

Select gave the album a negative review of two out of five.[4] The review described the album as "mid-paced stuff, fitting between melancholy and listlessness."[4] "There's nothing wrong with a dose of heavyweight introspection per se. But a pretty deft touch is needed to translate it movingly to the recording studio."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Light from a Dead Star"   Berenyi 3:15
2. "Kiss Chase"   Berenyi 3:17
3. "Blackout"   Anderson 3:06
4. "Hypocrite"   Berenyi 2:53
5. "Lovelife"   Anderson 3:56
6. "Desire Lines"   Anderson 7:37
7. "The Invisible Man"   Anderson 2:14
8. "Undertow"   Berenyi 4:57
9. "Never-Never"   Anderson 8:04
10. "Lit Up"   Anderson 4:00
11. "Starlust"   Anderson, Berenyi 4:32
12. "When I Die"   Anderson 4:17

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue #
United Kingdom 13 June 1994 4AD CD CAD 4011 CD
LP CAD 4011
Cassette CAD C 4011
United States 14 June 1994 4AD/Reprise CD 9 45578-2
Japan 20 March 1996 Nippon Columbia CD COCY-80093
United Kingdom 2 July 2001 4AD CD (reissue) GAD 4011 CD

Singles[edit]

  • "Hypocrite" (30 May 1994)
    • CD (BAD 4008 CD); 12" vinyl (BAD 4008)
      1. "Hypocrite" – 2:58
      2. "Love at First Sight" – 5:12
      3. "Cat's Chorus" – 3:23
      4. "Undertow" (Spooky Remix) – 9:13
    • 7" vinyl (AD 4008)
      1. "Hypocrite" – 2:58
      2. "Cat's Chorus" – 3:23
  • "Desire Lines" (30 May 1994)
    • CD (BAD 4010 CD); 12" vinyl (BAD 4010)
      1. "Desire Lines" – 7:29
      2. "White Wood" – 4:14
      3. "Girl's World" – 4:56
      4. "Lovelife" (Suga Bullit Remix) – 8:15
    • 7" vinyl (AD 4010)
      1. "Desire Lines" – 7:29
      2. "Girl's World" – 4:56
  • "When I Die" (PROMO ONLY, June 1994)
    • Radio promo CD (PRO-CD-7048)
      1. "When I Die" (Scott Litt Remix) – 4:20
      2. "Light from a Dead Star" (Album Version) – 3:17
      3. "Lovelife" (Album Version) – 3:57

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Review: Split - Lush". Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Holden, Michael. "Review: Lush: Split (4AD)". Loaded (IPC Magazines Ltd.) (July, 1994): 96. 
  3. ^ Evans, Paul (September 8, 1994). "Review: Lush, Split". Jann Wenner. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Wilkinson, Roy (July 1994). "New Albums". Select: 84.