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** BUSH, "Razorblade Suitcase," Trauma/Interscope. If everyone's taste for grunge hasn't been sated, the British band will remain superstars. Its second album sticks to its post-"Nevermind" recipe, but Bush isn't any closer to really earning its hefty paycheck.


Albums and other items in the Gift Guide are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).

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