Hounds of Love

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
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Based on 3 reviews
1985 Ratings: #5 / 92
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1985 Ratings: #1
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September 16, 1985 / Release Date
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EMI / Label
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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.
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
'I can't keep my eyes open/ wish I had my radio'

Hounds of Love continues to reveal its value throughout my life. Where many albums speak to a specific age or situation, Kate Bush's opus has been a space to return to regardless of my mental state. I remember being a child joyously listening to 'Watching You Without Me,' and thinking it sounded like a Goron dance from the Legend of Zelda. I remember being a teenager and feeling isolated from others under a thick layer of emotional chaos, ... read more
Kate Bush's seminal 1985 album 'Hounds of Love' is a very important and incredibly impressive milestone in pop history. This is an album that, in my opinion will never be dated, it will always sound just as amazing as it did back in 1985 which is often not the case with pop as the genre changes heavily as time goes by. The production is incredible. Really, really incredible. It's almost hard to believe that Bush wrote, composed AND produced all of these songs but somehow she did, and even with ... read more
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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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Added on: April 15, 2013