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THE SENSUAL WORLD

Kate Bush

 

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3.42 | 125 ratings

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Bonnek
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3 stars The Sensual World is an album where all potential is flattened by overblown arrangements and layers of sound that level out all emotional dynamics that mark Kate's best work.

By itself the lush production sounds perfect, too perfect possibly as there's little left of the old overwhelming expressivity under its smooth surface. Tracks like The Fog and Never Be Mine and are good examples of inspired song writing that are buried under a thick carpet of sound. The strongest cuts are the upbeat The Sensual World, the only remaining piano moment This Woman's work and Walk Straight Down The Midle. The other songs have not revealed any of their appeal to me and sound uninspired and overproduced.

The conclusion is simple, this album has spent too much time in the mixing studio. Nevertheless, after initial disappointment, my appreciation of it has slightly grown over the years. With 5 good to excellent songs it's a low 3 stars.

Bonnek | 3/5 |

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