The Dreaming

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
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Based on 4 reviews
1982 Ratings: #38 / 141
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Based on 534 ratings
1982 Ratings: #3
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Few albums truly reserve the massive statement of "forward-thinking". Sometimes the phrase is thrown around for anything that is somewhat experimental, regardless of how much that experimentation actually influenced future music. Sometimes it's used for albums that simply seem outside of their own time, regardless of if the future would inevitably look kindly on those works of art. The Dreaming, easily, fits the bill of an album that has experimental elements that influenced future ... read more
"The Dreaming", all Kate Bush fans know, is the Grail. An ambitious album, complex, sometimes difficult, completely out of step with the time (1982). Commercial failure, the record has nevertheless become a cult object with the years and all fans agree today to admit that it is the best album of her discography. This is the most rich and original album of Kate Bush: arrangements, texts, voices and moods are surprising and perfect. A record that becomes timeless. Only listening after ... read more
Before Kate Bush became the synthpop starlet that we know and love today, she had much more experimental and adventurous work under her belt. Hounds of Love's predecessor, The Dreaming, is the peak of Bush's experimentalism, showing her stretch the range of her vocals and use less conventional techniques of production.
While Kate's vocals are as breathtaking as ever on this project, the true genius of The Dreaming is in the production. Traditional instruments (guitars, drums), more obscure ... read more
This is as interesting and strange as pop music can get. It shows how unique of an artist Kate really is since this was fully self-produced. Weird vocals and instrumentation as well as the topics of the lyrics creates a once in a lifetime listening exprerience. I suggest you to listen this to see what music can become in a master's hands.

Favourites: Leave It Open, The Dreaming, Get Out Of My House
Woah, this is way better than I expected it to be! Um, sorry Hounds of Love fans, but this is better in every way, this is way wilder and abstract than Hounds of Love, this album may be called The Dreaming, but listening to this, this feels more like the Nightmare. The performances here are fantastic too, the vocals here can range to very passionate to plain out wild, and kinda ahead of its time. Kate Bush kinda scares me to be honest, this whole is just so mind-blowing and easily one of the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sat In Your Lap
  2. There Goes a Tenner
  3. Pull Out the Pin
  4. Suspended In Gaffa
  5. Leave It Open
  6. The Dreaming
  7. Night of the Swallow
  8. All the Love
  9. Houdini
  10. Get Out of My House
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Added on: August 24, 2014