Producers: Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, Bush (all tracks).
Recorded at Westside Studios, London, England.
All songs written by Gavin Rossdale.
Under the guidance of Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley -- the kings of early-'80s British pop -- Bush turn in an album that follows all the rules and sounds of American hard rock, specifically Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The group's two major hits, "Everything Zen" and "Little Things," are slick, assured professional replications of Nirvana's trademarks, but Bush also have a flair for big hooks and in Gavin Rossdale, a frontman who has movie star charisma, all elements that turn Sixteen Stone into successful pop-grunge. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Q (5/95, p.119) - 3 Stars - Good - "...this foursome make a carefully honed post-grunge sound that fits perfectly alongside American counterparts like Stone Temple Pilots or Live."
CMJ (1/6/03, p.18) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"
Option (3-4/95, p.94) - "...heavy enough to cause a ruckus but not too heavy to be considered overwhelming....Lead singer/guitarist/chief songwriter Gavin Rossdale has an engaging voice and sounds like it's seen its share of whiskey-soaked, smoke-filled bars....the songs....are the real stars of this album..."