AOTY 2017
50 Words for Snow
Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #10 / 891
Year End Rank: #38
User Score
Based on 73 ratings
2011 Ratings: #37
Your Review



It’s absorbing and enchanting without having to resort to formulaic song structures, pop thrills or radio-friendly catchiness.

Drowned in Sound

And jolly spectacular it is too, which is never a guarantee

Consequence of Sound

While looking for 50 Words For Snow, she has found 50 other original ways to express herself effortlessly, creating another intriguing piece of work.

Beats Per Minute

These tracks are sparse but airtight, haunting but unrelentingly gorgeous


Her best music, this album included, has the effect of putting one in the kind of treasured, child-like space-- not so much innocent as open to imagination-- that never gets old.

No Ripcord

If every song here had been of the same standard as the opening suite of three, and the final two, 50 Words For Snow would have been an all-time classic

A.V. Club

While the album is as icy as its title implies, there’s a dormant warmth to 50 Words that compensates for its lack of hooks.

Jan 8, 2017
For hardcore romantics only.
Jan 24, 2016
Kate Bush returns from a long period of studio album silence with an ambitious, sparse and abstract work. Few records have received such an accurate title in recent History. 50 Words for Snow is a slow-burner experience about the wonders of the white rain. It is an utmost gelid effort, with long tracks that carry some beautiful representations of the album theme. Kate Bush shows why she is pointed as one of the most acclaimed art-pop artists of all time, following yet another direction in her ... read more
Dec 10, 2017
Better stuff put there
Track List
  1. Snowflake 
  2. Lake Tahoe 
  3. Misty 
  4. Wild Man 
  5. Snowed in at Wheeler Street
  6. 50 Words for Snow
  7. Among Angels

Added on: September 12, 2011