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    Posted: September 02 2009 at 12:07
I've been recently binging on her and love it a lot.  She's like a proggier Madonna with darker lyrics.  Hounds of Love is probably my favorite album. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 12:16
It has been done before (this topic).  In brief, my personal first encounter was The Dreaming.  Moved back to Never.  Liked the first two, but they didn't wow o wow o wow me.  Everything after I really liked, even the often dissed Red Shoes.  Hounds weighed heavy on me. I was very pleased with Aerial.  Wouldn't mind seeing another one.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 12:32
I like The Kick inside the most, particularly for The Man with the CHild in his Eyes (used to love the music video), but the second album does have one of my favourites with "Wow".  That song really did "Wow" me when I heard it for the first time -- it brings back very fond memories of a great time in my life.  I was lucky enough to find the cassette of The Sensual World in a bargain bin (maybe for two bucks) not that long after it came out, which has some exc3ellent music "Rocket's Tail" and "The Fog" being particular favourites.  Maybe since the first CD I heard of hers was Kate Bush The Whole Story, I've long been more a fan of individual songs of hers than particular albums, even though albums such as Aerial hang together.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 15:01
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

It has been done before (this topic).  In brief, my personal first encounter was The Dreaming.  Moved back to Never.  Liked the first two, but they didn't wow o wow o wow me.  Everything after I really liked, even the often dissed Red Shoes.  Hounds weighed heavy on me. I was very pleased with Aerial.  Wouldn't mind seeing another one.


About time The Red Shoes had some support, any CD with Moments of Pleasure on it can't be that bad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 15:36
I have been a big Kate fan since the late Seventies - and, being a woman myself, it certainly wasn't because of her looksLOL. However, I would not call her a 'proggier Madonna' - this does both her music and her voice a huge disservice. Kate is a completely different personality than Madonna, and she is definitely much more talented as a singer (even though her voice may be an acquired taste). As regards her albums, even though Hounds of Love is much more cohesive as an effort, my favourite from hers is probably The Dreaming - "Pull Out the Pin" has some of the most haunting lyrics I have heard, and the music is not bad either. The Red Shoes, on the other hand, was a disappointment, even though (as Alan pointed out) there are some good songs to be found there too. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 16:00
Kate is one of my favorite artists, particularly her first three albums.  They form a trilogy of emotional exploration via highly creative style that is second to none.  Her next two (Dreaming and Hounds) were more adventurous and the latter more acclaimed, but they never topped the first 3 in my book.  Sensual was mediocre, Red Shoes a return to form.  Great stuff.  



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 16:11
Oh England, My Lionheart!!!

is it ever any better than this?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 16:13
Originally posted by Phideaux

Oh England, My Lionheart!!!

is it ever any better than this?



Only "Moving" when she opens her live concert DVD.  I get choked up with emotion at the beginning and end of that show.  Best live video ever. 

If only those EMI a-holes would release the whole thing on DVD, including the Peter Gabriel stuff, I could die happy. 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 16:44
Awesome woman

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 17:53
I think I might go through her discography tonight. Or something.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2009 at 17:59
Eh, I've probably posted this before, but The Red Shoes was a big a hit with me as everything before the first two albums, not that I don't like them.  I think to really appreciate The Red Shoes, you had to seen The Line, The Cross, and The Curve.  I went to see that at a theater in the mall (Phipps Plaza) with my last girlfriend before my wife.  The power went off on the way in, or maybe we were already seated, so we had to evacuate.  The power came back on as we were leaving.  It went back on and what do you know?  When we got back in to see it, the power goes off in an early scene of the movie.  LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2009 at 06:23
Although it pains me to criticise Kate Bush, I have to say that the film of "The Line, The Cross and The Curve" is a pile of poo and Kate's not too fond of it herself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2009 at 06:31
Yeah, well just like Waters and Gilmour, the artists are not always reliable in their own self assessment.  Wink



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2009 at 06:39
Originally posted by Finnforest

Yeah, well just like Waters and Gilmour, the artists are not always reliable in their own self assessment.  Wink
 
Except in this case I think she's right.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2009 at 06:57
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Although it pains me to criticise Kate Bush, I have to say that the film of "The Line, The Cross and The Curve" is a pile of poo and Kate's not too fond of it herself.

So I'm guessing we won't be seeing it on DVD any time soon.  Wish they'd put out her video collection on DVD.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2009 at 13:45
Heart Heart Heart Aaaah Kate!
Help me I'm falling!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2009 at 15:53
Her voice gets on my nerves, personally.

But maybe someday I will give her a listen and figure out what all the fuss is about, y'know? Never say 'never' with me. I tend to almost always enjoy an artist if I give them enough chances. Wink

Still, I think if we're gonna talk about female vocalists, Tori Amos is infinitely better than Miss Bush, but I guess that's a matter of opinion.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2009 at 16:03
The Dreaming - best album of the 80s. It's responsible for my most obsessive listening habit since In Rainbows came out. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2009 at 22:45

She's surely running up that hill.

Can you tell me where we're headin'?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2009 at 23:43
Have not listened to her for a while - well since overdosing on "Aerial". I have all her albums apart from "This Woman's Work". Her strongest album imo is "The Dreaming" followed by "Aerial" and "The Hounds of Love". Really though, I like everything she has done, and I am hoping for more releases in the not too distant future.

"Music is the Wine that fills the cup of Silence"
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