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THE KICK INSIDE

Kate Bush

 

Crossover Prog

3.93 | 365 ratings

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Dapper~Blueberries
5 stars I have heard a lot of great things about Kate Bush's music. I heard that a lot of her albums were really great, but I never explored much of her music, until now. I was tired of missing out of what was supposedly a great artist. It was tearing me apart, and I wanted what Kate had to offer with her music. So, I decided to give in and listen to her first album, since it was pretty well loved in a lot of music circles. After listening to it, good lord, I was missing out on such a great artist.

The album is a beautiful assemble of glorious singing. Kate Bush is definitely the main focal point of the album, not just because it's her album with her name on it, but because of her singing abilities. Not only that but her range is also fairly immaculate as well. It is young and pure sounding. I also really love the lyricism she brings to the table, especially with songs like Oh To Be In Love and The Saxophone Song. Also the instrumentation and the quality of said instrumentation is top notch. The pianos and drums are super well done, giving it a melodic and beautiful sound to the album, and the guitars balance things out tremendously well. I never find myself bored whenever I hear a song from the album, especially with the combination of the amazing instrumentation and vocals.

Now this album is obviously not without flaw, but it's more so for general things. Of course not every song is gonna be a one shot wonder, there are obviously songs you might like more than others, and I do admit that Kate Bush's vocals do get getting used to, especially hearing songs like Wuthering Heights and Them Heavy People for the first time due to her high vocal range, but trust me you'll get used to them fairly quickly.

So despite a few general things, this album is amazing. It perfectly crafts a masterful experience of progressive pop and art rock, and it definitely a fun album to listen to while grooving out in the evening. It's not perfect, but I'd be damn to not call it a masterpiece, and this being her first just shows how good Kate Bush is as a musician.

Dapper~Blueberries | 5/5 |

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