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  • Sixteen Stone [Trauma/Interscope, 1995] B-

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Sixteen Stone [Trauma/Interscope, 1995]
You think the million-plus American rockers who've purchased Gavin Rossdale's not altogether unmusical howl of male pain are this far gone? For that matter, you think Rossdale is? Nah. It's an idealization--a level of despair to aspire toward rather than shared pain requiring collective catharsis. In other words, things could get worse. B-