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Kate Bush


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3.48 | 140 ratings

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And just like that she lost her muse. The Sensual World was a huge step down for Kate and was the first after her amazing 5-album run of important works.

There are some really nice tracks on Sensual but when you listen to this album right after playing Hounds of Love, well, let's just say that "disappointing" isn't a strong enough word. Things start out well with the title track but in Love and Anger it is obvious Kate is approaching formula. Dave Gilmour's mediocre solo (and that's being generous) on this track is completely indicative of where Sensual World goes which is not too far. "The Fog" is quite a standout track with its dreamy mood and Michael Kamen orchestration. Another absolute standout is "This Woman's Work" which brings one back to early Kate briefly. But those few good songs cannot save the album.

Much of the rest of the album is rather unimaginative pop songs which make one wonder if Kate had expended her creative force or was simply burned out. Either way, The Sensual World is sadly an album for her fans only. Anyone else looking to sample Kate should stick to her best period, 1978-1982.

Finnforest | 2/5 |


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