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The Sensual World

Kate Bush

1989

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The Sensual World

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2.94

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With all Kate Bush albums there is an element of intrigue and mystery. This is proved sonically with this album. The power and range of her voice is constant throughout with layers of atmospheric instrumentation. All mixed to never interfere with the vocals at centre stage but instead to enhance even more as the tracks build. Highlights are The Fog, Reaching Out, Deeper Understanding and the incredible finale This Woman’s Work. I personally prefer The Hounds Of Love slightly but this is still a valiant effort as a follow up to the album that has defined her career.

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La légende raconte que Kate Bush a écrit cet album quelques heures seulement après s'être acheté deux sweatshirts dans un magasin GAP. Et on a envie d'y croire tant le projet est une réussite.

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Beautiful, lyrical, ethereal. The opening and closing tracks are exquisite. Kate Bush is in a class of her own.

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Kate Bush suffers from what I like to call "Björkism." Björkism is a disease that causes vocalists to wander aimlessly; rarely, if ever, approaching anything resembling a melody, let alone a legitimate hook. In fact, vocalists who suffer from Björkism often seem downright phobic when it comes to hooks. Instead, they choose to warble endlessly and leave the listener exhausted from trying to follow along. I call this syndrome Björkism, not because I believe that Kate Bush bit the style from the eponymous Björk, but because Björk is the ultimate example of this disease. Accordingly, "The Sensual World" by Kate Bush receives a slightly better score than your average Björk album because, as annoying as it is, at least it's not Björk.

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Hard to find something to enjoy about this record. Weird 80s beats and all the songs sound the same.

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5

Right... I'm guessing this is going to be a bit of a theme but here we go: I know this album is great, but spending one day with it isn't enought. I feel bad rating the album anything without giving it its due diligence... So, I'll give it 5 stars in the hopes that I'm not wrong once I've dedicated the time to the album that it deserves. Again, Kate Bush is a fascinating and revolutionary artist, one that is worth studying and appreciating.

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5

Yes. This clicked Kate Bush for me. I always appreciated she had an amazing voice and style, but I never enjoyed her music and always found it a bit too soft and airy. This album packs a punch, it's daring and out there, and her voice cuts through that brilliantly. It's fantastic

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5

This kind of discovery is exactly why I was excited about the prospect of this project. I would never have given it a chance. Wikipedia says "Art Pop?" Gag. But I listened once and felt a spark. Then again and started digging it. Now a third time in four days and it keeps growing on me. I love the theme (of most tracks) of yearning for human connection in various types. It's human and earnest and totally disarmed my assumptions about being pretentious. It's a little weird, but just a little, so it seems like it's in a sweet spot for me. So like, Tori Amos and Robyn and Portishead in a stew, not Bjork salad.

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Highlights: The Sensual World, Deeper Understanding, This Woman's Work It's easy (and frankly lazy) to compare Kate Bush to Tori Amos, but there is so much more. Both feature a strong, crystal clear vocal talent, companied with classically-trained piano...Bush's haunting, sweeping melodies intertwined with other-worldly lyrics are easily her own, comparisons be damned. She'll hook you with a pop-like progression and turn on you, shattering your expectations with the unsettling reality that this is her show, she's going to run it her way. It's great. This is a strong album from start to finish.

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it doesn't quite give me the feels hounds of love does, but i'll be goddamned if i wasn't getting verklempt at "this woman's work."

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Bush finally clicks. A sumptuous record (or should I say sensual) where the artist is able to convey an emotional range above and beyond the mere mortal. Best track: This Woman's Work.

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Excellent album, en revanche j'ai pas trop apprécié sa décla comme quoi "tout le monde préfère sa propre race à celle des autres"

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Titellåten gjorde ingenting för mig. Försökte för hårt att vara porrig och sensuell. Bra fart och nice David Gilmour-gitarr i Love And Anger. I The Fog är Kate Bush' röst så fin och skör. Precis tillräckligt stämningsfull och mystisk och experimentell, mycket bra! Reaching Out är kraftfull, kanske lite för powerballadig. Mer poetiskt än melodiskt vacker. Heads We're Dancing visar upp ett kul och innovativt låtskrivande, när berättarjaget blir uppbjuden till dans av Hitler. Deeper Understanding fortsätter understryka vad som verkar vara genomgående i albumet: briljant låtskrivande och sång av Kate Bush, men musikaliska arrangemang som är ganska släta och för mycket 80-tal för mig. Handlar om hur berättarjaget får kärlek och förståelse endast av en dator (före sin tid frågetecken). Between a Man and a Woman och Never Be Mine ljöd i lurarna utan att jag reagerade nämnvärt, varken bra eller dåligt. Rocket's Tail däremot! De första tre verserna är endast Bush' sång ackompanjerad av en bakgrundskör (den bulgariska kören Trio Bulgarka enligt wiki) innan bandet slår som en slägga - gitarrer och bas, trummor och hat - som förvandlar låten till ett fantastiskt rocknummer. David Gilmour med även här. This Woman's Work fantastiskt vacker. Tydligen ska bakgrundssången låta som en kvinna med sammandragningar inför en födsel. Ett bra album, med ett sound som kanske inte åldrats så väl, men som ändå lyckas dra in en i sin meditativa aura. Med en enigmatisk och mystisk Kate Bush blir det en upplevelse! Avslutet, med Rocket's Tail och This Woman's Work (räknar inte med bonusspåret Walk Straight Down the Middle), höjer albumet väldigt mycket! Under lyssningen gick mitt betyg från en 2:a, med hjälp av Kate Bush' mysticism till en 3:a, och tack vare de avslutande låtarna, som hjälpte mig se resten av albumet i ett nytt ljus, till en stabil 4:a! Bästa låt: Den första som stack ut efter en grundligare lyssning var The Fog. Men de två sista låtarna måste också nämnas. Speciellt andra halvan av Rocket's Tail.

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Who knew that something that begins with a Ulysses-inspired tune would turn out to be so lush? Layered, dense, and beautiful.

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This just wasn't for me. I liked the David Gilmour solo towards the end of the album that other than that this was a chore.

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Okay but have you seen the Sensual Worlds music video? ♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️

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5

- iffy volume mixing, nice for background with moments where it steals your attention. - Out-there but not as out-there as other Kate Bush stuff. Nicely listenable.

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5

The most extravagant thing I've ever done is fly to the UK to see Kate Bush twice in a week back in 2014. It's not The Hounds of Love or The Dreaming but there's a lot of good things on this album. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this album. The B-side (starting with 'Deeper Understanding') is a go to but I often skip the patchier A-side. There's something about the "mmm, yes" at the start of the title track, the whole song is one of my favourite vocals of hers. 'Love and Anger' is interesting but after this the first side gets increasingly patchy. 'The Fog' is ok, 'Reaching Out' is a bit of a nothing song and 'Heads We're Dancing' is one of the worst songs she's ever released. The second side is a different story though, some of the very best of her songs - 'Deeper Understanding', 'Never Be Mine', 'Rocket's Tail, 'This Woman's Work' plus the tacked on B-side 'Walk Straight Down The Middle' included on the CD version. I was originally excited hearing about 'The Director's Cut', anticipating she was taking the worst songs from this album and 'The Red Shoes' and making something of them. Instead she took the best songs from both albums and made them worst. Not her best but up there. Would probably give 4.5 stars but have no problem rounding up to the full 5.

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One of my favorites. Nobody addresses poetry in music quite like Kate.

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Kate Bush is my guilty pleasure, however just based on her hits. Never took the time to listen to albums let alone this one. The album is great, the songs really flow together with the indistinguishable voice of Kate of course.

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je suis outrée par la mauvaise note globale de l'album

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5

Kate Bush’s THE SENSUAL WORLD was a staple since my college years. I have routinely listened to it since its release in 1989. I love every song on it. While not her most experimental sounding work, there is plenty of variety on it. I particularly love her use of the Bulgarian ensemble and other world music influences scattered throughout. On of my many favorite Kate Bush albums that I never tire of.

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5

Really wonderful. She's so good.

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5

Kate Bush is incredible. In looking at previous work in this project, Hounds of Love is one of my favorite albums ever. This album didn't quite show the variety of voices and styles that I appreciated so much in that one, but I still very much love so much of it. The title track has always been a sensual favorite, and "This Woman's Work" will always be emotionally connected to the scene from "She's Having a Baby," which it was written for. I did notice the influence from the very popular in the late 80s "Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares" keep creeping in, and then saw that it had an actual Bulgarian women's choir join in. "Deeper Understanding" is strangely prescient of our times for 1989! "Love and Anger" continues to be the sort of engaging song that made it on the US charts.

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4

Sensual music in a sensual world. Bush doing what she does best here!

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Pretty good!

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4/26 Certainly a more personal, divine feminine type album, she does it well and she's got a great, very expressive voice. Standout Tracks: The Sensual World, The Fog, Between A Man And A Woman, Rocket's Tail (For Rocket)

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i have listened to kate bush before but not this album, i'll probably like it post listen: nice

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really surprisingly enjoyed 80s Mick Karn on bass

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Solid album. She was way ahead of her time.

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Deeper understanding is a disturbingly accurate depiction of today. Rocket Tail is my highlight.

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4

Really enjoyed this. Kate bush is great but she has better albums.

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Always a fan of her unique expression. I feel like I need to listen to her more.

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Lots of variety, great vocals,

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Almost a 5. Such impeccable compositions and production.

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Maybe a 5?

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false

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4

A sensational art pop record for all times and ages

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4

Like it - pleasantly surprising that Kate Bush was such a popular artist. She is so strange and interesting. All very dramatic - Really like the strings, not so keen on that 80's guitar. I was really digging Rocket's Tail until that bloody guitar... Still a cool song. Liked the last few songs the most

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Only ever listened to a few tracks before, its good

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Big fan, not an artist I have dug into before.

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Hier en daar enkele eigenaardig opgebouwde nummers, maar wel een goed album

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4

Eccentric in all the right places with the added bonus of 'This woman's work' being one of my favourite songs

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A couple of super excellent tracks on this- the instrumentation is so beautiful and at times like nothing I have ever heard before. Her voice is soo unique as well and the approach to a lot of the songs is genius. Love this woman and her work :’)

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This is an album from 1989. It sounds like 1989. I can hear where other artists have emulated Kate.

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4

Super Album bei dem die Kälte schon wieder emotional ist

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4

Sounds like nightrider. Gentle could drift to bed to this.

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4

Reminded me of Kimbra and Kate Miller-Heidke.

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yes nice

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4

This was the first time listening the album which is consistently strong collection of songs. The range is there, the intricacies but it is missing something.

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A bit too much going on at times but it is still a KB record.

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I’m a huge fan of Kate Bush but I think this is one of her weakest albums. There aren’t any bad songs, but no absolute knockouts either. This is probably her most commercially appealing work which is also probably why I’m not as enthusiastic about it. I would give this a 3.5 but round up because I’m not sure if her iconic albums like Never Forever, The Dreaming, Hounds of Love or Aerial will show up on this list

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it as OK - I listened to It while I was falling asleep for a na

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Not her best album, or even her second best imo, but still bloody good.

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I neglected to try out this record before. Shameful. I got the impression before her style was insufferably quirky. However, her duo with Peter Gabriel was achingly reassuring, "Don't Give Up." That carries over directly to the tone of this album, especially with "This Woman's Work" and the quality of production and Mick Karn on fretless bass. Just like I was late to the party (by decades) for Annie Lennox - Diva, I've got to take some sweet time to brew on this one.

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muito belo e intrigante curti bastante a atmosfera

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Ok...Love and Anger is an all time favorite I like the rest of the album too. Yes, she goes "out there" because she was more performance artist then musician. I forgive the kooky so I can enjoy the good stuff

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enjoyed this much more than i thought i would. waves of lush instrumentation and Bush's unique voice all add up to something that is wonderful rather than weird

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Pretty cool, I enjoyed this one. More of a 3.5, but rounding up because of how consistent the high quality of this album was.

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She has a different sound. I was always a fan of 'Wuthering Heights' but had never listened to any of her other albums.

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Aujourd'hui j'ai appris que j'aimais bien Kate Bush

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4

Last few songs were great, but overall not as good as some of her other albums

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4

Buh

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Kate Bush = epic, simple as

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Jag ämnar inte ljuga, jag började lyssna på detta å sen kom de gäster å de va på i bakgrunden så ja fick int lyssnat ordentligt,,,, det får ändå en 4 dock ty kate bush LOL🌅

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Lit

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I hadn’t heard this before and it didn’t have an immediate great number like Hounds of Love or Wuthering Heights, but on second and third listens it reveals itself as a wonderful, coherent piece. Four stars, and can see it gathering the fifth after more listens.

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3 1/2.. kanske t om 4 pga This womans work

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Precious

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4

I remember thinking that Kate Bush wasn't angry enough when I was in high school and now I feel like she is jus the right amount of angry. Her intensity is captivating.

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4

What a romp!

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The voice. The mysterious yet uplifting atmosphere. These are things that sit right up front and center for any Kate Bush record. I'm not as familiar with this particular one but it doesn't disappoint. If there's any negative there's definitely no escaping some of the 80s feel to it (e.g. chorus, gated drums)...but honestly somehow it's rarely distracting I think because the music itself is so interesting. There's often much going on and yet not so much as to be distracting or anything approaching a wall of sound. Her arrangements are always impeccable in terms of instrumentation within a song. Highlights: "Love and Anger" (with notable guitar from David Gilmour) "Reaching Out" and "This Woman's Work" 7/10 4 stars.

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4

Another great Kate Bush album. Gorgeous production to match her beautiful voice. Not quite as good as Hounds of Love or The Kick Inside but still a great album. 4 🌟

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I wasn't super into this one until the second half, which was excellent!

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After the incredible success of her prior album, Hounds of Love, Kate Bush effectively had total artistic freedom. She had proven herself as being a pop virtuoso, being skilled in songwriting, production, and performance. Kate Bush was untouchable, and could do whatever the hell she wanted. The Sensual World comes across as her most mature and subtle work to date. Instead of big bombastic vocal performances, Bush lets the instruments tell their story while blending in her voice which results in a more polished, appreciated product. Admittedly, I enjoy this a lot more than her previous works (though nothing will ever top the song Running Up That Hill). Really just a wonderful release from the pop queen. I expect nothing less.

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I’ve have never really gave Kate Bush much time, as the little I knew of her work didn’t really appeal to me back in the day. Now that my exposure to her work has been expanded, I do have appreciation for it…although I struggled to connect to all of this album. Repeated listens did help, and there are a few tracks that I really love!

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Okay listening, not for me though

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Weird vibes forsure, took too long to review it and dont remember much. Had 0 expectations though and I feel like it surpassed them.

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3

very cool record.

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3

Sounds very of its time

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3

Again, I wanna like Kate Bush more than I do. A few nice tracks on here but... I wish I liked it more.

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3

Never Be Mine is really good

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achei a sonoridade legal mas a voz enjoa

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I want to like Kate Bush more than I do, and I have tried to get into her music in the past. It just doesn't stick to me, like I can't relate or something. I do appreciate the uniqueness of the music here though, the experimental nature of the vocals and instrumentation.

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I was waiting the Kate Bush album. This one was not for me.

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this was a nice change. once again, not a huuuge fan of her work, but the title track in particular was really surprising. i liked it, but i was also ready for it to be over when it ended.

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3

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Powerful lyrics and a powerful voice. This woman knows how to rock a song and rock a crowd. She would be incredible live!

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I'm pretty sure Björk listened to a lot of Kate Bush before her debut. The lilting of Kate's voice the sparse and strange electronic production, even early mentions of computers. It's not Hounds of love though. This album doesn't have much beyond "This is Woman's Work" which is a great track. But it comes too late.

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2nd Kate Bush album in 3 days. This was much better than The Dreaming, but that's not saying much since I absolutely abhorred The Dreaming. So this was a breath of fresh air when it comes to Kate Bush albums. Still not my cup of tea, but at least it was listenable.

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I think this album was Ok, but I was pretty bored. I might like it more after multiple listens

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Breathy pop with orchestral aspirations. Kate Bush has a lovely voice, and I have friends who sing her praises, but just not my cup of tea.

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I liked this album a lot more than i thought I would. It's definitely epic and beautiful. I could find her voice a little annoying at times.

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3

80's kitch mixed with amazing, lavish and self indulgent production. Enjoyed the listen but probably won't revisit.

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Some amazing songs (Sensual World, This Woman's Work) and other interesting Bush songs.

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I really wanted to like this album more. I like Kate Bush's hits, love her whack sense of well everything, but this just didn't come together for me. It all seemed to drone on the same.

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good, not the most exciting

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Not a bad listen and maybe better the second time. Broad emotional range but less vocal variety. Needs to be listened to loud to catch the lyrics. This woman’s work, love and anger and let’s of Rockets tail are highlights.

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3

Fine, but not for me

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trim your bush everyone! also this was whatever album

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3

Ganz cool, aber mir bissel zu eso…

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3

interesting eclectic sound. Enjoyable and can appreciate her impact.

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Album cover is very 80’s and she looks like Liza Minnelli. It’s a shittier version of that Pat Benatar song for the second track. After listening further, the violins and piano are pretty cool and it serves as good background music.

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3

very good mix between the 80's and the tribal touch. but not my style

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Gaat een beetje langs me heen.

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Ik hou echt van die 80's sound en kan hier met plezier naar luisteren. Al is die album wel een beetje veel van hetzelfde en mist het wat echt uitschieters.

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3

Wel aardig, maar ook weer niet zo spannend als haar oudere werk.

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Ik vind haar stem en sound echt geweldig, maar niet alle nummers blijven goed hangen. Vandaar 3 sterren, maar eigenlijk uit pure sympathie had ik er liever 4 van gemaakt.

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3

Not one of my favs of hers. Too AC maybe?

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3

Alright as background music

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Not bad, probably wouldn't listen again

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meh

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Very eclectic production. I love the opening/title track (though I’ve always been a sucker for bag pipes), followed by heavy metal guitar in the second track. The Trio Bulgarka are a nice addition to the songs they appear in and Kate isn’t afraid to use all of her voice. The production of the more up-tempo numbers has aged a bit. I don't find the the song writing as strong as Hounds of Love, or maybe it just lacks a blockbuster hit.

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didn't like

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not my style, but I can see why people could enjoy it

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3

Less than the sum of its parts. You could cherry pick the better songs but as a whole it disappoints.

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3

Not a bad album but not my fave Kate Bush album.

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the fog is a decent track, vocals seem far back, might be how they sound on the ssp, bit flat on the HD559 as expected. This womens work is a nice track, great piano backing to very strong vocals 5/10

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ну пропущу пожалу

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3

Pop suavecín. Ni fu ni fa.

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Some are kinda weird. Some are sweet. I don't really feel strongly either way. (A shocker, I'm sure by this point)

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Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. A bit slow, but "Rocket Tail" was a bop!

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Pop tranquilo con buena voz aguda. Intimista.

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3

Its a nice enough Album and Kate always has a lovely voice but there is nothing stand out her.

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3

Not one of the best Kate Bush's albums, but it is still nice.

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I liked this. There seemed like a lot more substance to the songs compared to the other previous Kate Bush album we had. Probably need to hear it a few times to really click

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not bad bushy kate

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Strange choice, not even in the top 3 Kate Bush albums

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3.5

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Rating: 6/10

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Ah yes, Kate Bush - that annoying voice singing Don't Give Up in the Peter Gabriel duet. Feels like such an 80's thing to promote or adore females artists with unique high-pitched voices - Bush, Bjork, even Cyndi Lauper. I actually enjoyed the album more than I thought I would. She's a pretty good lyricist. The musical accompaniment was sometimes good sometimes not. Love and Anger, Reaching Out, Deeper Understanding, Never Be Mine, and This Woman's Work (my favorite) were particularly memorable or captivating. So all the even-numbered songs. I guess the first song (title track) was memorable but I didn't like it as much as the other five. I feel like I was creeping up to 3.5 but couldn't get over the hump.

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My first experience with Kate Bush was her cover of "Rocket Man" for the Elton John tribute album. This kind of turned me off to her. So going in, I felt her voice was a little too... breath-y? I don't know if that really bes describes it, but that's where I was. That really is best heard in the title track. But as the album went on, I began to appreciate her vocal more and more. The instrumentation really helped as well (Karn's bass work was solid throughout). By the time I got to the last track, the piano / vocals really worked. I'm still not a huge fan, but I liked the album for what it was.

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ehhh it was okay? i don’t have much to comment on it lolol it was just totally meh? she has ok voice and ok music.

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Overall a very grandiose record, especially with the string sections throughout and Kate's ethereal voice. The title track was a little hot & heavy to be listening to at work, but the subject matter of the rest of the album twists and transforms, never really knowing what you'll get next. I can see how Kate Bush was popular, but its not something that I'd reach out to listen to on the regular. Best: Love and Anger Worst: Between a Man and a Woman

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A couple of the songs aren't too bad tbh but it's also full of whimsical artsy stuff that leaves me cold. Sometimes you can hear her lips smack cause the mic is so close to her mouth to pick up the waifier moments... ew. Styles itself as high art because the lyrics are based on penguin classics etc. Not my thing but it also comes across as a total labour of love. 2/5.

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Forgot most of it by the time I'm writing this review so that says most of it. The Fog was memorable and enjoyable, the rest of the record not so much.

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Sleep and boring. Not my jam

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This Woman’s Work is an absolute banger. Apart from that she kinda drones on.

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Meh. I didn’t like this as much as I thought I would.

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Rating this as a 2 is a bit of a breakthrough. Growing up I hated Kate Bush so much just the mere mention of her name would elicit groans from me. This album isn't horrible, surprisingly. It's not really my kind of thing, but it's listenable and there are some really interesting things happening in the music and arrangements. I don't hate it.

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I think I really liked every other song

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Ok, Kate Bush! Hatte letztes Jahr eine Phase, in der ich Cloudbusting, Running Up That Hill und Babooshka in Dauerschleife gehört habe. Dann mal los: Musik zum kiffen und Liebe machen. Oder bekifft Liebe machen oder so. Kommt beim ersten hören nicht so recht in die Gänge, dafür sind die Songs zu komplex. Ich hab aber auch keine Lust, das noch mal zu hören, ist mir zu eso. 2 Sterne.

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Not bad in the background

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Not as 'sensual' as I thought it would be. The singing is whisper soft while the instrumentals seem to crowd over them. The title track is good but I found most almost too hard to get into(at least lyrically) due to the soft singing.

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not for me

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This wasn't terrible, but her voice did get to me after a while.

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Lame af

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Forgettable will-o-wisp pop.

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eh

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Okay, I really liked Hounds of Love, but this album is not *nearly* as enjoyable. Two albums deep into the Bush, I think I can safely say that I love Kate when she's being WEIRD, and that I cannot stand her when she is playing by the numbers. I think about 80% of this album is by the numbers. The standout exceptions are The Fog and Deeper Understanding. The Fog features some frantic rhythms and fun soundbites. Deeper Understanding is WEIRD and FUN. I love the story of Kate falling in love with a computer. Extremely prescient for 1989. Probably won't ever listen to this again until I literally die

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The question is...have I had enough Bush? Somehow the answer is Yes :) I sampled each song enough to be affirmed that I'm much more of a chest man.

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I can understand the importance of this album or even the importance of Kate Bush, but her songs are absolutely not for me....anything between an elevator song and strange 70's rock. Sounds like a bad flashback playlist.

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to me, generic female solo 80s album. no skips or offense, but likely will forget this by tomorrow and won't listen to again.

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Just not my jam, although I think I am far from the target audience

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Didn’t love it. A few good songs.

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Not for me. Better than Kraftwerk.

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Breathy, dreamy and slightly odd. Just what would be expected from a Kate Bush album. Best Tracks: The Sensual World, Love and Anger, Heads We're Dancing

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I love Kate Bush, but this album is just boring!

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Can’t be having her - barely made it through

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Buena paranoia. Si fiera rapero samplearía cosillas

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It’s broadly fine, but bar the odd moment or two I found it pretty tedious and unremarkable. Can’t see myself going back to it for another listen so it’s a 2/5 for me.

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Meh. Overwrought

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Was okay but felt kinda bored

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Not much for me here. Breathy vocals and an ethereal sound, but the stories being told were not very interesting for me. Deeper Understanding stands out as particularly odd, apparently to make a phone call you have to 'press execute' hahaha

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Good album to throw on when the mood calls for it.

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I really wanted to like this album, but I just couldn’t get into it. Her vocals were good, but the overall sound of the album just didn’t quite work for me.

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Interesting but not for me

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seichter 80/90er Pop...

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Not a fan! Don't get it!

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Give me Kate bush bangers

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39. Vim para a terra da liberdade mas de mim Eles sabem tudo. Nunca poderei voltar. Não te abraçarei de novo. MotA: Heads We're Dancing "Then I'd taken the kiss of seedcake back from his mouth"

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To sie nazywa przeskok z jednej skrajnosci w druga, pantera i zdefiniowane brzmienie oparte na sile, doslownie i w przenosni, a teraz the sensual world, ktory brzmi jak wszystko i nic, plyta z 89 bedaca szosta pozycja w dyskografii pani Kate Bush, ktora pochodzi oczywiscie z wysp, a skad indziej, jesli chodzi o popowe granie, tym razem okreslane pod gatunkiem art rocka, w moim odczuciu dosc przesadnie, bo o wiele lepiej pasuje tu okreslenie art popu, bo jedyny ala rokowych trak, to rocket tails, glownie za sprawa wykorzystania gitarek na pierwszym planie, jesli chodzi o instrumentalnosc albumu, to jak przystalo na artowe produkcje jest na bogato, pani Bush sama klika klawisze pianinowe, natomiast reszta instrumentow jest obstawiona kohorta studyjnych muzykow, ktorzy wnosza na niektorych trakach dosc niecodzienne instrumentale, jak na otwierajacym, bo gwizdki, skrzypki, polaczone z dudami, ktore w irlandii zwa sie uilleann pipes, a wazny jest tu watek irlandzki, bo owy kawalek mial byc inspirowany pania bloomowa z ulyssesa joyca, a tylko inspirowany, bo pani buszowa chciala wykorzystac bezposrednio fragmenty monologu z ostatniej czesci ksiazki, ale joysowe copyrightsy nie zezwolily na taki zabieg i musiala stworzyc cos orginalnego, tak wiec samemu bym nigdy nie wpadl, ze to akurat taka referencja, ale jednak fajne swiateczne jajo, a jednym z powodow dla ktorych sie nie polapalem w tak zlozonym wybiegu lirycznym, jest to ze ciezko mi bylo sledzic kontent liryczny jej wokalu, ktory jest tak przyjemny, ze slucha sie go dla samego dzwieku, a nie kontentu, wiec przeciwienstwo ostaniego picka, taki styl spiewania kojarzy mi sie z muzyka filmowa, zwlaszcza jesli chodzi o filmy animowane disneja, pewnie od ostatniego przesluchu pocahontaski w wykonaniu gorniakowej, tak mnie naszlo na to porownanie, rowniez przypomina to troche styl w jakim japonskie miastowe popy, wlasnie z lat 90 byly spiewane, wiem ze jezyk calkowicie inny, ale jednak wykorzystanie haromonii overdubowanych pasuje idealnie, jest takze na czym zawiesic ucho jesli chodzi o instrumenntale, bo chociaz niektore kompozycje sa wrecz zbyt upakowane, to prostsze utwory w ktorych piaino jest glowna atrakcja sa naprawde dobre, przykladem moze byc this womans work, jesli zrozumialem plyte piate przez dziesiate, to jednak kobieta bedzie chyba wspolnym mianownikiem laczacym wiekszosc trakow i nic wiecej na ten temat raczej nie bede staral rozpisywac, bo i tak te notatki rosna w niepokojacym tempie, na plejaka leci tytulowy the sensual world

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not as good as her debut

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I guess this world is not for me.

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No thank you

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Overall eclectic and not really my style, but very well-produced. Some tracks like "This Woman's Work" are moving, others are honestly just grating.

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Viel me tegen, ik had er wel meer van verwacht.

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First Listen. Couple classics. nice album.

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eh

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3.5

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Second Listen. It's funny because I like Kate Bush. This album doesn't do it for me except one song: This Woman's Work. Reminds of the end of the movie: She's Having a Baby. Great. Standouts: This Woman's Work.

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Couldn’t get into in.

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too ethereal for me.

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I didn't really like this one. I just couldn't get down with the style that this album was going for. I also really just did not like Kate Bush's voice. To me, the best song was the last one. Compared to the rest of the album, I really liked it's more straightforward approach and production, if that's the right word.

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Heads we're dancing sympa! Chiant dans l'ensemble mais artiste très respectable

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I enjoyed Hounds of Love, but this one, not so much...

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Je j’ai pas vraiment aime et je ne me souviens d’aucune chnaon lemlendemain. 2.75

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Always enjoyed a bit of Bush, however this was not for me.

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Not her best effort

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Distinctively Kate Bush. Unique, restful and spacey, but not really my cup of tea, except for the album closer, 'This Woman's Work', which is ace. 2/5

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Eh. Not a huge fan. Some of it felt like tv music some felt like 80s sex music but all of it had pretty lame vocals

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Nothing extremely memorable here - several tracks felt on the verge of taking off, but stayed at frustratingly mid-tempo paces. Lots of delivery with little payoff

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Esperava mais pelo título.

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Didnt enjoy anything in the album.A very repetitive and lazy record. The Contents were almost the same though out the end. Also too much reverb. without reading the lyrics I wouldn't understand a word.Two stars just for the voice.

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Escuché otro disco de ella y me gustó bastante más. No es malo, pero no me dice nada. Prescindible.

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Not really a fan but can see why people would like it. 5/10.

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I can kind of appreciate Kate Bush, but it's not my thing.

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3/29/22

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It’s not bad, but overall kind of meh

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wasn't as crazy as I expected, went by quite unnoticed

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Entirely forgettable. I don’t remember one thing about this album and I just listened to it a couple hours ago.

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I don't find her shake-voice compelling or pleasant to listen to. She should have been a poet. Best track: This Woman's Work

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I don't know what the odds are but I am disappointed i got two kate bush albums in a row. As I said in my last review I really don't like her style, so I didn't even listen to the album. The first 2 songs were listenable but not enjoyable didn't even go any further. 1/5 ):

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Hm, känns verkligen som något typ Kristian Luuk älskar. För mig, inte så vidare värst bra. Nej, gillar inte soundet helt enkelt.

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Terrible

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A voz da senhora é insuportável, é tao esganiçada, os instrumentos também não ajudam, parecem ter uma sonoridade opressora, e juntando com esta voz só peço socorro. Nota:2/10

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Must have got this album mixed up with the 1001 worst albums of all time! Absolutely awful.

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I thought there wasn’t a contender to Janet Jackson. Boy was I wrong this is infinitely worse. Who rated this album? Someone obviously had tinnitus from a young age which has muffled their hearing

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Not my style except the classic “this woman’s work” for the culture

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Really not good. 0 recognized songs

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Yeah this one is a big NOPE from me. Couldn't wait for it to be over.

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In that section of the world of arts where things are weird seemingly deliberately, "The Sensual World" is right at home. Kate Bush seems to sing from the back of her throat, very rarely belting out lyrics from her whole being. The title track paints a desperate overly saturated picture of a romance novel's cover art, heavily implicating that maybe this album is not just by a woman, but perhaps even for women. In the world of 1989 finding love in a computer from a program ordered from a magazine is either super weird or remarkably prescient, or both. "Deeper Understanding" could have been a metaphor in 1989, but today a person might hear the song and wish for a voice console that meets intimate needs. The addictive properties of personal computing that current (2022) society deals with compared to how it was in 1989 is largely amplified to include the need for family interventions. As the song progresses, even the lyrics break down into the broken brevity of computed language. As far as an opinion on the album, at least this is slightly better than Suzanne Vega anything, and that's generous.

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No thanks

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