Hounds of Love

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
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1985 Ratings: #6 / 96
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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.
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."

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


I swear someone could tell me this came out last week and if I didn't know any better I'd believe them.


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Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God): 9,5
Hounds of Love: 10,0
The Big Sky: 8,5-9,0
Mother Stands for Comfort: 8,0
Cloudbusting: 8,5
And Dream of Sheep: 8,0-8,5
Under Ice: 8,5
Waking the Witch: 8,5
Watching You Without Me: 7,5-8,0
Jig of Life: 9,5
Hello Earth: 9,0-9,5
The Morning Fog 8,0

Average: 87/100


when it hits, it hits


genuinely a perfect album. or two albums. this album is split into two suites so i'll cover them separately.

Side A: Hounds of Love
Kate Bush's vocal work here is fucking beautiful, an amazing example of what progressive pop can hold. The instrumentation is perfect, and it's impossible to look down on that. Her songwriting abilities are amazing here too. I've never understood lyrics as vividly as "Hounds of Love", and it really opened my eyes on the beauty it can hold. With songs as ... read more

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Added on: April 15, 2013