Re: General Kate Bush discussion thread
Well, seeing as the woman only seems to do one album per decade these days I might as well start the thread here.
Anyway - she's a genius and Hounds of Love will forever remain one of the most important pop albums ever made. Agreed?
Yep, although I think I have slight preference for The Dreaming. Hard to believe that album is almost 25 years old.
That was my first reaction as well -perhaps because i think that it is a very underestimated (practically unknown) album.
On the other hand, i also think thet Hounds of Love is more 'ballanced': the wild achievements of Dreaming are incorporated in a more 'humane', "Never For Ever"-like form. A fantastic feature in the 'Hounds...' expressive archtecture is that it is in fact two albums: note the radical difference berween side A and B of the LP -and the fact that she gave each a seperate title ('Hounds of Love', 'The Ninth Wave' -with the latter, the dark side, being clearly superior in my opinion).
This said, 'my favourite KB album' is an impossible question: 'Dreaming', 'Hounds of Love' or 'Kick Inside' -depends what side i get out of bed. And 'Lionheart', 'Never Forever' are fantastic ass well.
As for Aerial, it is definately her best album since the 'Hounds'. Totally amazing (except 'Bertie', i must confess).