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AERIAL

Kate Bush

 

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3.76 | 175 ratings

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int_2375
5 stars King of the Mountain - 5/5 - This is probably the most well done track on the first disc. Kate's vocals are really dynamic and ear-pleasing here.

Pi - 4/5 - A nice track thats probably about twice as long as it needs to be.

Bertie - 5/5 - I really enjoy this, it almost sounds like Loreena McKennitt's early stuff, and I wouldn't be surprised if Kate was influenced by her.

Mrs. Bartolozzi - 2/5 - Kate's voice over piano - just not my cup of tea.

How to Be Invisible - 4/5 - Unlike the rest of the album this song sounded very good the first time I heard it and got a little worse each time thereafter.

Joanni - 5/5 - I just really dig this song. Its got a vibe to it.

A Coral Room - 2/5 - I'm a bigger fan of the electric stuff. Call me shallow, but this piano-oriented stuff doesn't really do it for me.

Prelude - 5/5 - Its really just a short segue introducing the second disc, its sounds nice and I really have nothing bad to say about it.

Prologue - 4/5 - It really starts to pick up near the end, and then it ends right when I'm starting to feel it. I would have liked a couple extra minutes.

An Architect's Dream - 4/5 - Its rhythmic and drum oriented, and I like that. Its just missing a little bit of oomph.

The Painter's Link - 4/5 - Another segue, but I docked a point cause I don't really like the painter's voice. Mwahahaha.

Sunset - 5/5 - Wow, the bass playing on this track is hypnotic. I also happen to really like the lyrics. The last 2 minutes are unexpected, climactic, and enjoyable.

Aerial Tal - 5/5 - Another segue, but a fun one as Kate immitates a bird singing. 5 for originality and pulling it off so well.

Somewhere in Between - 4/5 - The male vocals on this track meld very well with Kate's, and it sounds very good but it could use a little more variety, because this song feels like a test on my attention span at times.

Nocturn - 5/5 - This is very easily my favorite song on the album. The bass is just plain groovy here, the organ sounds fantastic, and the electronic sounds just send me over the edge. Combine this with Kate's beautiful voice and you've almost got a perfect track. The last ingredient, the lyrics, are what make this the perfect recipe. I can visualize the crisp ocean view as she sings "We stand in the Atlantic and we become panoramic."

Aerial - 5/5 - A great song to end the album. Nice guitar and strings, I really have no complaints about it.

With almost 80 minutes of superb material and only a couple tracks I don't care for, I am inclined to give this no less than 5 stars. I consider it about on par with Hounds of Love.

int_2375 | 5/5 |

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