Hounds of Love

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
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Based on 431 ratings
1985 Ratings: #1
September 16, 1985 / Release Date
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EMI / Label
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100
Pitchfork
With her self-produced fifth album, Kate Bush became a total auteur, embracing the possibilities of digital sampling synthesizers and creating a perfect marriage of technique and exploration.
90
AllMusic
Kate Bush's strongest album to date also marked her breakthrough into the American charts, and yielded a set of dazzling videos as well as an enviable body of hits, spearheaded by "Running Up That Hill," her biggest single since "Wuthering Heights."
ElectricMess
95
If the fact that Kate produced this album herself isn't an argument that women and men are equal, I don't fucking know what is
Candas
100
On her 3rd self-produced album, Kate mastered production and became a global artist and a legend. 'Hounds of Love', her most well-known work, consists of 2 acts. First act including five of the most iconic and original art pop songs of all time. On the second act titled 'The Ninth Wave' Kate dives right into the human mind and explores emotions of fear, longing and hopelessness. This part almost feels like a play written by Shakespeare, creating a perfect theatrical atmosphere with her ... read more
exception
93
I don't know if I have ever had an album grow on me as much as Hounds of Love has. Yes, it has some of the basic 80's synths and song structures, but there is so much passion and emotion put into these tracks. Kate Bush's vocals are impeccable, and put over the sweet, dreamy instrumentals which were 100% produced by her, the final result is a sensationally beautiful album.

fav tracks: Cloudbusting (standout), The Big Sky, Waking the Witch, Jig of Life
MarkCooper
96
It's taken a few years for this album to climb so high for me. I bet a couple more and it will be a straight 10.
Cyd
79
That intro is one of the greatest of all time
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Track List

  1. Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)
  2. Hounds of Love
  3. The Big Sky
  4. Mother Stands for Comfort
  5. Cloudbusting
  6. And Dream of Sheep
  7. Under Ice
  8. Waking the Witch
  9. Watching You Without Me
  10. Jig of Life
  11. Hello Earth
  12. The Morning Fog
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