Hounds of Love

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1985 Ratings: #6 / 84
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Based on 658 ratings
1985 Ratings: #1
September 16, 1985 / Release Date
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EMI / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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
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
musicmagpie55
100
'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
JoaoSantos
95
Hounds Of Love is one of the most influential pop albums of all time and now I get why. This album is so lushly arranged, it's filled with extremely creative production and Kate Bush's performance is so goddamn marvelous. Some parts feel kinda outdated now but the record still stands as one of the best pop albums of it's decade. Also, this album is blew up the scale in my gaydar. Kate Bush said GAY RIGHTS!!!
fakeplasticrose
85
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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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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