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HOUNDS OF LOVE

Kate Bush

 

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The Crow
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4 stars The best Kate Bush album, in my humble opinion...

Hounds of Love is a compilation of all the ideas Kate devoloped in the late 70's and in the beginning of the 80's, with a lot of new and interesting things... The experimentation of Never Forever and The Dreaming is still here, but also the accesibility of some songs of The Kick Inside and Lionheart, with some new elements like the folky Jig of Life, and the pop himn The Big Sky. The mellow tracks are also really insipred, like Mother Stand for Comfort (with a great bass line), the beautiful And Dream of Sheep and the marvellous ending The Morning Fog.

The only track I dislike is Waking the Witch, too much noisy and weird... I love the Kate Bush's experimentation, like the great track Watching You Without me, but Waking the Witch it's too much, I think. But overall, this is a wonderful album that deserves be haeared slowly and in its integrity... This is the reason I will not say wich are the best tracks. Because despite there are some great and some not so great songs, except Waking the Witch I like all of them!

Conclusion: one of the best pop albums I've ever heard... Experimental, moving, beautiful, funny, original... All that a great album should have it's here. It's impossible for me not hearing this album without thinking about the great influence that Kate Bush is for singers like Björk and Tori Amos. And Hounds of Love is her masterpiece, although I can't give it five stars because some weaks moments don't allow it being perfect for me.

My rating: ****1/2

The Crow | 4/5 |

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