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Poll Question: What is your favorite song from the new album?
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    Posted: February 18 2012 at 06:17
Originally posted by richardh

basically she became the female equivalent of Peter Gabriel at that time. Great stuff apart from the dodgy Aussie accent on the title track!

I meant to mention how that album is sort a cousin of PG III (Melt).  I haven't read about it anywhere but I think it may have inspired her to go weird and dark with The Dreaming because it really was a radical change in musical direction.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 07:49
Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Anyone who puts Aerial (or Snow for that matter) at the bottom of their list of Kate albums needs to get some serious help.  (Or Cotton Buds).  Shocked


Nonsense, it means only that I enjoy her other albums more.

What's your last place Kate album, Mr Music taste Judge? Tongue


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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 08:02
Originally posted by Finnforest

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Anyone who puts Aerial (or Snow for that matter) at the bottom of their list of Kate albums needs to get some serious help.  (Or Cotton Buds).  Shocked


Nonsense, it means only that I enjoy her other albums more.

What's your last place Kate album, Mr Music taste Judge? Tongue
 
Well Mr Cloth Ears. Wink
 
  Of course you're right, as only you could be.  I don't have a last place KB album I just love Aerial so much I cannot see it as being less enjoyable than all the rest. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 08:09
Oh come now mate, that's a dodge.  If you made a Kate list, there has to be one at the bottom.....even if you like all of them, you're going to like the others more than the final entry on your list.  Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 08:47
Originally posted by Finnforest

Oh come now mate, that's a dodge.  If you made a Kate list, there has to be one at the bottom.....even if you like all of them, you're going to like the others more than the final entry on your list.  Wink
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 09:00
I was considering doing my personal ranking but I can't.  Oh what the hell but I'm putting stuff on tiers: LOL
Top to bottom:
The Dreaming, Aerial, Hounds Of Love
Never For Ever, 50 Words For Snow, Sensual World
The Red Shoes, Lionheart, The Kick Inside

Nothing set in stone at all.


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Originally posted by Finnforest

Oh come now mate, that's a dodge.  If you made a Kate list, there has to be one at the bottom.....even if you like all of them, you're going to like the others more than the final entry on your list.  Wink
 
I honestly don't have a poor Kate Bush album....how good is that?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ricochet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 09:08
50 Words for Snow is the only KB I heard. Exclamation
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 09:16
Originally posted by Chris S

Originally posted by Finnforest

Oh come now mate, that's a dodge.  If you made a Kate list, there has to be one at the bottom.....even if you like all of them, you're going to like the others more than the final entry on your list.  Wink
 
I honestly don't have a poor Kate Bush album....how good is that?



OK, knowing Kate fans, I should have said.....if you could only take 8 Kate albums to the desert island, which one would you leave behindWink

In any case, I should not have sidetracked this into an album list thread...sorry.  Forget the lists, let's get back to SNOW!!  Smile


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 09:19
  1. The Dreaming
  2. Hounds Of Love
  3. Never For Ever
  4. Aerial
  5. The Kick Inside
  6. Lionheart
  7. The Sensual World
With Sensual world being easily in last place

Edited by Snow Dog - February 18 2012 at 09:20
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Originally posted by Finnforest



In any case, I should not have sidetracked this into an album list thread...sorry.  Forget the lists, let's get back to SNOW!!  Smile

Alright then, why no love so far for Lake Tahoe and Among Angels? LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 09:25
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by Finnforest



In any case, I should not have sidetracked this into an album list thread...sorry.  Forget the lists, let's get back to SNOW!!  Smile

Alright then, why no love so far for Lake Tahoe and Among Angels? LOL



I love both, Lake Tahoe especially.  Those two and Misty are the "deeper" tracks which will reveal their greatness over time.  When first hearing the album, the "catchier" songs grab onto you, stuff like Tahoe sinks in later perhaps.  Just a theory. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 09:26
Originally posted by Snow Dog

  1. The Dreaming
  2. Hounds Of Love
  3. Never For Ever
  4. Aerial
  5. The Kick Inside
  6. Lionheart
  7. The Sensual World
With Sensual world being easily in last place
 
thats pretty close to how I would rank them but would probably switch 1 and 2 round and also 6 and 7 round.Lionheart is not as 'cohesive' a work as SW imo.
 
As Chris suggest though they are at least good
 
Need more time to decide where 50 Words For Snow should be . At the moment my gut feeling is 4 or 5.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2012 at 09:55
Originally posted by Chris S


 
I have one small criticism for this album and was wondering if anyone else shares this view....I find certain choruses/lines so damn hard to not repeat and repeat long after the album has ended. No other Bush album foes this except maybe " Kick Inside'
 
 


Certainly happens to me too with this album, but it also happens for me on most her albums.  Kate plays often in my head for days after playing an album. 


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She may be in your house.  Slam the door.  Lock it up.  Clean the stains away.  Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LinusW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2012 at 13:06
Lovely album. Enjoyed it very much, but haven't really taken the time to dig deeper yet. I need to listen to it more before I can single out favourites.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wilcey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2012 at 13:22
I voted for Wheeler Street...... although to be really really honest I don't like Elton's voice on this, it's too much for this song. I love the song though, it's really moving and thought provoking. 

My fav KB album though?  I gotta say I'm still loving Aerial the best.   I haven't listened to this one enough though, although I'm enjoying it it's not my fav from her.  Always top quality from Kate though. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2012 at 12:41

The enjoyment of Kate Bush's music seems to mostly elude me, but I won't give up.  I guess that I just haven't found the right mindset yet.   In regards to the poll question, I went with Wild Man, which is a song off of here that I do enjoy. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2012 at 18:18
Wot?  You don't like Kate's music???  Get him!!! AngryLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2013 at 11:45
Originally posted by someone_else

50 Words for Snow is imho her best album. This is a close call between five tracks, but Misty is my favourite.
 
It is, by very far, one of the best things I have ever heard by anyone.
 
I particularly love her disdain for "format" in this album and just let the words and the music carry it away ... and I have not found a moment where I was bored, or tired of it yet ... and have listened to it several times in a row ... more than once already.
 
Also spectacular is Steve Gadd's touch on the drums to help accentuate things ... and it makes any "progressive" drummer look like a cheap and worthless metronome!
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