Album
50 Words for Snow
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Artist
Kate Bush

50 Words for Snow by Kate Bush

Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 16 reviews
2011 Rank: #21 / 639
USER SCORE
79
Based on
15 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

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

90
Drowned in Sound

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

90
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.

90
Beats Per Minute

These tracks are sparse but airtight, haunting but unrelentingly gorgeous

85
Pitchfork

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.

80
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

75
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.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: November 21, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Fish People
GENRE: Singer-Songwriter
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 17 - BBC
# 31 - Consequence of Sound
# 5 - Drowned in Sound
# 5 - MOJO
# 16 - musicOMH
# 20 - No Ripcord
# 18 - Obscure Sound
# 23 - One Thirty BPM
# 37 - Pazz and Jop
# 36 - Pitchfork
# 11 - Stereogum
# 29 - The Guardian
# 40 - Uncut
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
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Added on: September 12, 2011