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  • Audio CD (13 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: earMUSIC
  • ASIN: B00BSJ2VS6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,191 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bulletproof Skin
2. When Animals Attack
3. Come On Over
4. Information Age
5. Wasteland
6. Boom Box
7. Seventh Wave
8. The Heat Of Your Love
9. Ambulances
10. Secrets And Lies
11. Mountains
12. Save The Robots
13. The Buzz Of My System (Bonus Track)
14. S.S.T. (Bonus Track)
15. The Art Of Walking (Bonus Track)
16. God Gave Us Land (Bonus Track)

Product Description

When Bush announced their hiatus in 2002, Gavin Rossdale was not able to live without his passion music any longer and founded the band Institute two years later. He always stayed true to his vision, something you are also able to hear on Institute’s Distort Yourself. But don’t be mistaken, the music is not just another Bush soundalike. Quite the opposite, it highlights the best of Bush with fresh, modern sounds. Rossdale’s unique voice combined with hard rock riffs unleash an incredible power and dynamic which is unbelievably thrilling.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deven Gadula on 1 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
If you are open to hard and heavy side of rock music and don't mind the massive bass lines and crushing drums you might want to look into this project put together by Gavin Rossdale.
Here is someone who has left us plenty of music already and although most of it was released under the name of his long term band Bush, and the latest under his personal name, this in between album released under the name of Institute - Distort Yourself is the strongest overall album to me. Once again, this is hard and heavy but it contains many beautiful full of light moments. It is one of my favorite albums of hard rock of the 21 century or however we decide to categorize it. This music definitely relates to the music of Bush but it is much more consistent for me, less concerned about the grunge sound, and it also contains more of the melodic sections which are so pronounced on Gavin's following album Wanderlust. Comparing Institute against Bush, I sense more of a clear vision here coming to us from the single source which I am attracted to. Heavy metal massive sound of bass and drums and Helmet-like guitar riffs mixed in with softer sections and vocal melody lines are blended on Distort Yourself real nicely and providing you don't mind walking into this definitely darker heavier landscape, you will get to experience a lot of sunshine, which might surprise you nicely. I guess that is why I am attracted to this album. There is good energy flowing from under its dark cloth. This album is fairly even without the songs of no appeal to me, as opposed to any of the Bush album.
If I was to pick one song I like best it would not be any of the strong front songs but song number 9. Ambulances is my favorite track of this album. I find its echoing keyboard and guitar passages hauntingly beautiful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Berkley on 3 Dec. 2005
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I can say very little about this album other than it is little short of amazing, each track easilly stands alone as an anthem, giving the whole album a 'greatest hits' feel about it. Brilliant, Gavin has taken his game to a whole new level.
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By Mrs. K. White on 8 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
There are two negative reviews about this on here. The long and short of it is..if you like Bush. Gavin Rossdale has got a very distinctive voice which I like. Bush were a great band although none of there later albums ever matched 16 stone's sales. Institute follows on the Bush trend. Not quite the same but well worth it...if you like Bush.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 Oct. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album really lived up to my expectations.
I am a huge fan of Bush and this album is amazing. I couldn't find a weak song in the whole album and it left me singing away.
Not the same as bush but if you liked Gavin Rossdales 'Adrenaline' from XXX then this album carries on with the same style.
ENJOY!
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The best way I could think of describing this album is a dime bar... smooth on the outside, crunchy on the inside.

Whatever it is Gavin Rossdale does and however he does it, produces an almost creamy svelt - like rock sound with beautiful harmonies and progressions within a song, punctuated by crunchy, toffee like sticky points of drum breaks and clashing guitars that demarcate the journey of each track. The whole album is well constructed without a filler track to be found.

Just like a dime bar gets stuck in your teeth, tracks on this album will get stuck in your head.

Lyrically, I cannot say Rossdale competes with Vedder or Cornell or even Taylor of the Cory variety, but the overall sound, impact and even resonance of a song can be felt and leaves a lasting memory.

As a fan of Bush through to Slipknot via Audioslave and other slightly darker sounds, this is an album that is melting itself into the CD player...
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By Rob on 4 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
This entire album is sublime. I'm a huge fan of Bush, and getting this album was a natural progression for me. It certainly has a different sound to Bush for sure - but hell, every Bush album has a different sound anyway, so there's no surprise there. There is such a great variety of music in this album - from hard hitting, heavy sounds like 'When Animals Attack' through to beautiful anthems like 'Ambulances' - and every song feels complete, well written and certainly not a filler. My personal favourite song has to be 'Secrets and Lies' - the guitars just go crazy on the chorus and really rise up and power through the song - it's beautiful to hear and the lyrics are genius.

A must have album for rock lovers.
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