When Bush hit the big time in 1995 with Sixteen Stone, it was written off—perhaps unfairly—as another Nirvana clone. But the British band’s members, particularly handsome frontman Gavin Rossdale (a.k.a. Mr. Gwen Stefani), were all fans of American underground music—so much so that they engaged indie icon Steve Albini to record their second disc. Today, Rossdale remains a grunge-era punchline, and the name “Bush” couldn’t be less popular. But he hasn’t given up, though the thoroughly unheralded reception of his 2008 solo debut, WANDERlust, suggests that it might be worth considering.