The Kick Inside

Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1978 Ratings: #33 / 80
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Based on 132 ratings
1978 Ratings: #17
February 17, 1978 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI, Harvest / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Kate Bush's first album, The Kick Inside, released when the singer/songwriter was only 19 years old, is her most unabashedly romantic, the sound of an impressionable and highly precocious teenager spreading her wings for the first time.

EMR
76
With a very potent kick from David Gilmour himself, young and sweet Kate signs with EMI and already gives us a delightful vision of the fantastic magic that would constantly surround her music through years and years after. Sure, some of the material presented here is a bit premature, with the songs in the later half being much less striking then what we hear on the beautiful, enchanting first half, but either way, one can only surrender to the absolutely magical presence that was Kate's ... read more
amygoodall
70
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Farlov
82
I actually really dig the childlike cheesiness of this debut. It is a very colourful and catchy listen, but still very well crafted and with strong song writing and a sound that is overall very coherent. A very strong beginning for what was to become one of the greatest people in pop music.
tha138
75
It's admirable how this talented, 19 years old girl manages to summarize the british, rock tradition in her own words that retain their classicism intact and, at the same time, they sound so lovely and fresh.
nicaburi
82
Ta aí um grande debut, acho q nunca as pessoas ouviram algo parecido com Kate Bush na época que o The Kick Inside foi lançado, e certamente a vanguarda dela abriu portas para muitas outras artistas se inspirarem.

Melhores Faixas: Moving, The Saxophone Song, Strange Phenomena, The Man with a Child in His Eyes
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Track List

  1. Moving
  2. The Saxophone Song
  3. Strange Phenomena
  4. Kite
  5. The Man with the Child in His Eyes
  6. Wuthering Heights
  7. James and the Cold Gun
  8. Feel It
  9. Oh to Be in Love
  10. L'Amour Looks Something like You
  11. Them Heavy People
  12. Room for the Life
  13. The Kick Inside
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