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The Dreaming

Kate Bush

1982

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The Dreaming

Rating

2.84

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I don't know what to say. All that comes to mind is a cat starching at my balls. Scratchy and painful this is album hurts. .00000001 out of 5 and only because it could be used to torture terrorists. Kate owes the world an apology. Bonus note: There's actual donkey noises on Get Out of My House. WTF and why?

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I know nothing about Kate Bush, but apparently this is noted as her least accessible, most experimental album. Maybe not the best place to start, but I really like it. Plus she produced the entire album, which is always impressive. The beats are very unconventional and feature some intriguing samples. I don't pay much attention to lyrics on first listens, but her voice is good. I really dig this because I didn't know what to expect on any given track. New genres, new sounds and instruments, new vocal delivery patterns. Kept me on my toes in a good way. Favorite tracks: Leave It Open, All the Love, Pull Out the Pin, Suspended in Gaffa. Album art: I really like this one. It feels like a dream--I'm assuming that's Kate Bush on the cover, with a ring in her mouth, about to kiss a man in chains. This album really does look and sound like the crazy dream of some more ordinary pop artist. The text and framing is nice too. 4/5

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Absolutely lush and gorgeous. Bush's voice and compositions are incredible, mind-bending, this album is perfect. Suspended in Gaffa is the new national anthem now, okay?

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3/30 Certainly very dreamy, lot of creatively structured songs here, love the range of voices she showcased. Standout Tracks: There Goes A Tenner, Pull Out The Pin, All The Love, Get Out Of My House

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Though it's not instantly a favorite, I can understand Kate Bush's lasting influence on experimental pop. Brave and assured, if sometimes cheekier and campier than I prefer personally. I do love the muted bass and some of the synthesized sounds, which often seem well ahead of their time. This is an album and artist that will probably reward repeated listens.

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well that was freakin weird. Couple decent songs though.

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I'm sorry, what? What the hell did I just listen to? What's that? "Experimental" you say? Listen, mate. You can't just say something is "experimental" as though that excuses everything. It's shite. Unlistenable shite. Call it what it is.

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I know people who LOVE this kind of music, but not for me. The kind of music I’d hear when being forced to go to the theater for a school assignment in college

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There is good and bad from the 80s. This is the Good.

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Totalmente desquiciado, esta joyita suena actual y tiene 40 años. Totalmente producido por ella misma, a veces suena a Bjork, a veces a M.I.A., siempre a Bush. Precursor de todo. Experimental al máximo. Fantástico.

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Definitely an album you have to spend more time with to really appreciate. Multiple listening sessions and reading about the background of the songs bring the album to life. I'm now listening to it for the 3rd time and loving it as never before, in all its weirdness.

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I think at this point I can say I fully stan Kate Bush. This record is good, lot of really whacky stuff

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wtf. i kinda love it.

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Still sounds like nothing I ever heard, combing pop sensibilities with theatrical, prog-esque song structures.

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Kate Bush nous avait déjà bien surpris avec son album The Sensual World. Celle qui apparaît dans la section "inspiration" de n'importe quelle page Wikipédia existante dont celle de Toni Kroos ne déçoit pas sur The Dreaming. Après une entrée en matière qui se réserve bien de casser trois pattes chez un même canard, Kate lâche un cheat code avec l'apparition d'une cornemuse sur le morceau Night Of The Swallow. Pour notre plus grand plaisir.

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Very eccentric, impressive vocals, not always catchy songs but always arresting and interesting. Clear influence on Lorde, Sia, Marina and the Diamonds, and Florence + the machine. Pull out the pin, suspended in gaffa, and get out of my house were my top tracks

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This is gonna need some chewing. Some parts of it I absolutely adored, and other parts I could not stand. It’s getting a 3 for now, but that’s more of a stand in. This album deserves to steep for a while.

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Noup

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I’m sorry, 20 seconds into the first song, I couldn’t stop laughing. I have a good tolerance for nonsense, but seriously?

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hey i have this in my musicbee library!!!!

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Some of these hits have such great rifts, like running up that hill, her voice is so punchy and the music very dynamic. Really good

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Freakin' the best

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Eins vorab: Bloß kein schlechtes Wiedergabegerät wählen!!! Denn was hier musikalisch durchkommen will, ist keine leichte dafür aber für offene - oder lediglich von headphones verstopfte - Ohren sehr rewarding, üppig, krass das Attribut ‚vielschichtig‘ an seine Grenzen pressende Kost. Bei kongenialer/geistiger Schwester Laurie Anderson steht das erlebte Klang-Experiment im Vordergrund, doch Kate Bush schiebt ihre Kompositionsmonster wie bspw. „Houdini“ auf der zu engen Kleinkunst Bühne gen Pop-Song/Micro-Epos. Wurden viele Frauen in den letzten Jahrzehnten fremd- oder selbstbestimmt als ihre Inkarnationen gefeiert (Julia Holter) so erkenne ich in der Sparks’schen Theatralik als gegenwärtigste Entsprechung das Falsett Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe und die eerie soundscapes vom The Knife Spätwerk „Shaking the Habitual“. Ein brutales Stück Kunst und ich hab da nicht mal die Texte beachtet. Fang ich gar nicht erst an, sprengt jeden Rahmen. Aber das Album so zu nennen und den Titeltrack auch an dieser aboriginalen Erinnerungskunst zu orientieren, um damit dem Album ein sehr exzeptionelles Stück zur Namensgebung zu verpassen, macht den inneren Sherlock aufmerksamer für jede falsche Fährte. Genius 4.8

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lovely lovely lovely Kate Bush, she's like the UR/OG Bjork

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Another easy five.

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This is such a fun listen! Watching the music videos definitely helped make the experience more enjoyable because you can see her weirdness and eclectic style come out. Houdini is the pop version of Western Emo haha

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I dreamed a dream and it was kinda great

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It is very nice to this album on the list, as I always thought the common view was that the album was a bit of a failure with musical experiments that did not fully worked. Something I never understood: the music is great, and I still much enjoy listening to it. OK, Hounds of Love is quite a bit of an improvement, but this one is also definitely 5 star.

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I am not too familiar with KATE BUSH; however, I have heard a few songs and seen a few videos very recently from the recommendation from my nephew. The overall feeling is that I like it, but it’ll take further investigation and listening to solidify my opinion. After listening to THE DREAMING, I initially found it difficult getting used to the vocals being high-pitched, speeding up and down, creating sounds and yelping within the soundscapes. It takes a bit of work to get accustomed to, but after a number of tries I did find that having the lyrics while listening to the songs are a major step in presenting the story that Kate is presenting. She is a pretty vivid storyteller, and your imagination goes to work fairly quickly with the lyrics. You still may have a tough time grasping everything but that the love of the journey that Kate wants to take us on. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, THE DREAMING is the first of two other releases immediately following that are included: HOUNDS OF LOVE (1985) THE SENSUAL WORLD (1989). I’m looking forward to immerging myself in these two albums. Rate Artist: KATE BUSH (5.0) Rate Album (Year): THE DREAMING (1982 Original) (5.0) Ranking of KATE BUSH - THE DREAMING songs 01. "Sat in Your Lap" 3:29 10.0/10 02. "There Goes a Tenner" 3:24 10.0/10 03. "Pull Out the Pin" 5:26 09.5/10 04. "Suspended in Gaffa" 3:54 10.0/10 05. "Leave It Open" 3:20 09.5/10 06. "The Dreaming" 4:41 10.0/10 07. "Night of the Swallow" 5:22 08.0/10 08. "All the Love" 4:29 10.0/10 09. "Houdini" 3:48 09.0/10 10. "Get Out of My House" 5:25 10.0/10 Original 1982 Release 96.0/100 = 9.6 / 2 = 4.8

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An artful, whimsical delight. Gorgeous arrangements. Powerful, frequently surprising vocals. Unabashedly, unapologetically weird and all the more endearing for it. Kate Bush is an acquired taste, but she's also a once in a lifetime talent. I've been listening to her for 40 years and this album just gets better with every listen. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Suspended in Gaffa, Sat in Your Lap, All the Love, Houdini, Night of the Swallow, Get Out of My House, Leave It Open, The Dreaming, Pull the Pin Out, There Goes a Tenner

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"The Dreaming" is the fourth in a series of five albums by Kate Bush (her first five ones!) to reach a almost perfect sound of progressive pop and rock, with avant-garde instrumentation and production. This is, in this stint of five, her most experimental record and the most maximalistic one, blending genres in a way that was only possible because she had access to cutting edge recording machinery and creative control on the result - a rare feat for a woman in 1984. The talks about existencialism, the pursue of knowledge, sex, godly desires and even colonialism, but there are also songs with narrative, like "There Goes a Tenner" and "Night of the Swallow". The very well crafted lyricism of Bush's songs clashes beautifuly with the instruments of each song, with a lot of percussion punctuating the rhythms as she tells her stories with a voice that never sounded more mature. The single "Suspended in Gaffa" almost sums up what the record is about, with a baroque piano, the mandolin and the synclavier playing around, conducting a strong feeling of pursuing things that one really wants but can't seem to be able to experience or reach again - a common theme of Bush lyrics throughout her career.

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Love the unique sound. Also, the album has a good progression, so it doesn't get repetitive.

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At times quirky, at times dramatic, experimental music with a sense of craft. Right up my street. I can't figure out the meaning of the cover art though. 

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You can definitely tell why Bjork expressed admiration for this album

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Night of the Swallow is one of my fav Kate Bush songs that lies in this album which is spectacular.

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What a peculiar album. Really dig it 7.5/10 FT: Sat on your lap

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sehr gut.

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I listened to this pretty recently so I thought I'd just rate it for now. :)

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Damn i really love the sound of this, the fretless bass gives it such a unique vibe. She’s a great vocalist but her style definitely had to grow on me. 8/10 but could be higher with more listens

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Great

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Kate Bush on ollut minulla samassa kategoriassa Airin ja Björkin kanssa. Lukioaikoina musadiggariystävät näitä fanittivat, mutta itseltä jäivät väliin muutaman maistiaiskappaleen jälkeen "liian taiteellisina". Nyt kuunneltuna tämä oli ennakkoluulojen vastaisesti yllättävän helposti sulateltavaa: oli melodiaa ja rytmiä jne. Jotenkin odotin äänitaiteilua, kirkumista, taukoja ja muuta sellaista kokeellista kikkailua. Pitänee joskus laittaa muitakin Katen levyjä soimaan!

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Kate <3

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Ons Kate kan er wat van!

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Putain je connaissais pas quelle queen super original, un vrai produit d'artiste

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4.5

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Interesting. Will need a relisten.

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Questo disco mi ha stupito. E' difficile per me dargli un voto perché dopo l'ascolto lo rispetto a livello artistico ma non so se lo risentirei spesso poiché lo trovo distante dalla "mia" musica. Kate bush vocalmente mi ha coinvolto è in grado di essere eccessiva ma senza però stufare ed anche tutta la baracca anni 80 non mi ha infastidito. E' un 3.8 come voto.

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okay kate x

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this music is kind of insane, love u Kate for that

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I brought a CD of didgeridoo music back from my childhood trip to Australia, a CD which went unappreciated by everyone around me. Here, the instrument shows up in only one track but Kate uses her screaming register here more than in any other album, or so it seems. Harsh Medicine. Theme/concept aside, there's much less tonal consistency here than on Hounds, despite a similar sonic palette. Still love it.

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epic, mysterious, ambitious, dramatic and singular

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Versitalan je album, i ta Kate je Bush (hehe) zanimljiv artista. Ne postoji ijedna pjesma koja mi je loša, a bome svega ima na albumu. Vjerujem da nakon ovog albuma idem otkrivat ostale njene stvari, doista divno. Favoritne: Sat In Your Lap, Suspended in Gaffa, Pull Out the Pin, Leave It Open, All the Love.

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I have poor opinions on experimental music, this hasn’t changed but this lies on the more listenable side, reminds me a little of Mike Oldfield of whom I’m a fan so it gains points for that

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Dosen't have great flow, but a lot of great songs and great production as well (I love the sound of the drums on this one).

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Not immediate but worth the effort

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Wtf. È una roba stranissima. Mi fa venire in mente Rocky horror picture show. Ganza, devo dire mi ha stranita e mi è piaciuto!

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With The Dreaming, Kate Bush reached another milestone in her career. The compositions, weird sounds, and eastern rhythms set this album apart from the rest. Since Sat in Your Lap to Get Out Of My House (where I believe she transforms into a donkey) the listener feels intrigued and intimidated. It is a total experience.

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I was a little disappointed with this album. I was expecting great things because it's Kate Bush, but I just didn't like it. It sounded very different but overall it didn't connect with me.

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Interesting. Innovative. Not sure how I feel about it?

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Weird, experimental, kinda neat. I think it works. Wouldn't listen to it for enjoyment but it's kinda sick

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Kinda weird overall?

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Different.

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Definitely not Kate Bush's best album. Incredibly wacky but I liked it...

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The weird lady

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Pop diferente y curioso.

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Nicht uninteressant, trifft mich aber nicht #listenagain

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Pausado. Suave. Buena voz

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A bit nuts

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Brazenly different and interesting. The kind of pop for weirdos, which is cool. Kate Bush is so dramatic in every one of these songs, it takes the form of a sort of "camp" that isn't really my style but I can still appreciate it from afar. Pretty cool!

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Ensin olin sitä mieltä, että onpa raivostuttavaa kiekumista. Toisella kuuntelukerralla tästä alkoi kuitenkin pitää. Omituista tai ainakin hyvin omalaatuista, mutta hyvä yhdistelmä mielenkiintoista rytmiikkaa ja erikoisia efektejä. Toisella kuuntelukerralla ei tuntunut tekotaiteelliselta. Pari kuuntelukertaa lisää ja tämä todennäköisesti löytyisi jo omasta levylaukusta.

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Not an easy listen.

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Heel experimentele muziek, maar fantastische zangeres. Niet 100% m'n ding

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Bush grates on me after a long spell listening to her, that being said there were some standouts here with the Celtic infused 'night of the swallow' being the best.

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Love Kate Bush! Way ahead of her time.

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L'artiste haïe des auditeurs décérébrés du générateur faisait son retour, et risque encore de s'attirer les foudres de cette belle bande de sous-hommes, puisque l'originalité est de mise. En effet, ne pas proposer un album de rock est automatiquement synonyme de sanction pour l'audimat de ce site, voir même de suppression de la liste par le grand Robert en personne, qui se contente dans ce cas de remplacer l'album par un groupe commençant par The.

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This is what I was hoping the Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams" album had a little more of -- weirdness. A little grating at times and my wife literally said that one of the songs was the worst she's ever heard.

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Hadn’t listened to much Kate Bush other than singles - quite enjoyed, especially her cockney voice.

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FIrst time listening to her, great album

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I lurched between being intrigued and wishing it would end but there's a certain something about it that lifts it out the ordinary - I'd go back to for another listen

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Weirdly like this. Feels like a cross between a load of other artists, but I guess Kate did some of this stuff first.

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Cavolo questo è tosto. Non conoscevo Kate Bush se non per Wuthering Heights e di certo non mi aspettavo questo da questo album! Il primo pezzo mi ha lasciato abbastanza spiazzato e l'ho trovato al limite del forzato e grottesco, ma poi gli altri pezzi mi hanno fatto cambiare idea abbastanza velocemente. Questo album è sicuramente all'avanguardia per l'82, a livello compositivo è davvero fuori di testa, che è una cosa che apprezzo mediamente sempre. Non è sempre riuscito come esperimento secondo me, ma quando riesce funziona davvero bene ed è evidente come possa essere stato un'influenza per artisti successivi, un'artista in particolare che non si può nominare per la sua presenza massiccia nella lista. Ho apprezzato in particolare Pull Out The Pin, Night of the swallow, che forse è la più convenzionale e Houdini (il raglio dell'asino m'ha conquistato). Sento che è un album a lenta maturazione, i punti bassi non mi fanno arrivare al 4 ma sicuramente mi ha incuriosito sulla produzione artistica di Kate Bush che approfondirò.

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"Ma che è?" è stata la mia reazione al pezzo iniziale, poi piano piano ne ho intravisto il genio. Praticamente è un album sperimentale che necessita un ascolto dedito e non casuale. Con i suoi suoni midi da tastierina Casio e il suo sound anni '80 dietro l'angolo, è riuscita a piacermi lo stesso. È pieno di robe strane, tipo le voci che fa lei al limite del growling, pecore che belano e muli che ragliano. The Dreaming, Night of the Swallow, Houdini e Get out of my house non mi sono dispiaciute. In generale ho trovato ogni pezzo non bello ma interessante. Ecco, quest'album è come quando una donna non è fisicamente il tuo tipo ma ti attrae comunque. Merita 1, ma merita anche 5. Quindi rimango nel mezzo, quasi insicuro se dare di più o di meno: 3.

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Not her best outing!

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Some good stuff.

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was aightttt

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6/10

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Maaaaare i Kateeee, di su da izbace dobar album? Kate je blizu s ovim tho!

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Cudna i lijepa glazba. Vuku malo na dresden lutke, prema glasu i kvirki zanru. Dost dobra je, ne mog reci, zanimljivo za slusat, nesto ne svakodnevno

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It is a run of the mill Kate Bush album. A touch of weirdness, some beautiful vocals, histrionics and sublime lyrics. Overall it isn't as great as some of her others albums and I would listen to Kick Inside or Hounds of Love in preference to this

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Just not my cup of tea. She has an excellent voice but the musical arrangements were not to my liking.

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Kinda weird, but interesting.

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I am a fan of later period Kate Bush, but this one sounds too much like a drama school project for me.

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Pop progresivo. Ni fu ni fa.

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I had absolutely no idea what I was in for. To say this was a challenging listen is putting it mildly. Kate's voice has such a range, and it can jump from the low-end to the psychotic high-end faster than my mother reading my report card. Some interesting musical influences here, classical, opera, theater... some celtic influences as well. I was ready to turn it off after one track, but I gave it a few more and walked away feeling better for the experience. Definitely wasn't expecting anything like this. Favorite tracks: "Pull Out the Pin", "Get Out of My House"

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Good singer, not the type Id like

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Strange stuff. Interesting!

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My second Kate Bush album in less than a week. My review of the last album (Hounds of Love) is also applicable to this album, so I will copy and paste below. (It's a good review and I stand by it!) I will say this album is a bit more interesting to me than Hounds of Love. Very inventive and unique, so Kate definitely gets points for that. To me, Kate Bush is a lot like soccer (or football as some of you may call it). Please allow me to explain. I have several friends, whose opinions I respect, who tell me that soccer is the best sport. It's intricate, nuanced, and beautiful to watch. I believe them, really I do, and because of that I've tried several times over the years to watch and appreciate soccer. Occasionally there are matches or moments in a match when I sort of get it, but 90% of the time I'm like eh, kinda bored to be honest. It's very similar to my experience with Kate Bush. 3 stars.

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This album is like 80s bjork and a little sarah bareilles. Suspended in Gaffa is really a wild ride. Night Of The Swallow hits its stride right at the last third of the song. Houdini is Kate Bush letting it R I P. Man what a weird art rock album. Maybe worth a relisten?

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experimental for sure

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I am definitely familiar with Kate Bush but really have not listened to very many of her songs or albums. Although it sounds to me very "80s" in a lot of ways, it's quite distinct from most of the music that was popular at the time. I like the way she's taking these songs in so many directions. I'm not a huge fan of too much reliance on synths, so I guess that's why it sounds so 80s to me, but musically and melodically, it is interesting stuff. It's probably just from hearing the music on the video games my kids play and anime stuff they like, but at times a couple of the songs sound a lot like that music. She has a heck of voice, too, and I love the way she uses it. Overall, I like this album. It isn't something I'm likely to seek out again, but I can appreciate it.

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Its fair to say that after 3 albums of singer-songwritery regular stuff she went a bit weird on this one. Die hard fans love it. ....and play....Yeah batshit crazy tbh. Suspended in Gaffa is pretty normal but the rest is a odd set of strange backing vocals, polyrhythms and angular tunes that take some patience (it needs several plays) I admire the ambition but it all sounds overly angry. It does mellow out towards the end of the 2nd half but then just to bring you back to Planet Bush a donkey appears. I'm an admirer of KB but still find parts of this impenetrable. Gonna be a 3.

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This is wonderfully weird, which is what I want from Kate Bush. Rating: 3.5/5 Playlist track: Suspended in Gaffa Date listened: 24/05/22

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A bit too scattershot for my taste. Lots of cool moments, but also lots of what felt like weird and kooky for the sake of being weird and kooky. Interesting at least.

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I don't know what to expect beyond "this is gonna be a bit weird", going by the other Kate Bush stuff I've heard. And yeah, it's... pretty weird. Lots of it sounds like Queen's stranger "theatrical" moments, but with her not-quite-in-tune screeching going on over the top. Lots of wailing and moaning, seems every few seconds she's singing in a different style. There's a bipolar loud-then-soft-then-LOUD approach to everything, with "dynamics = creativity!" being the obvious order of the day. But there isn't much by way of foot tapping tunes, it's all weird for the sake of being weird. I'm gonna struggle to give this one a rating - it's out there enough that it kinda defies my ability to give an album a number out of 5 haha. I can appreciate the effort that went into it but I don't like the end result. Seems like the sort of thing that would've been laughed at when it came out and then retrospectively added to the "canon". Also ultimately seems like the sort of thing that self-declared "artsy" people would claim as the best thing ever, simply because it's jarring and unconventional. 2/5. (Although I genuinely liked the last song haha)

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Weird and borderline unlistenable, but at least some of the lyrics are thoughtful. Best track: Houdini

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I’m not sure if I like her or not.

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Extra star for "Get Out of My House," a great way to end an album I otherwise don't really care for.

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Vähän liian taiteellista menoa mun makuun. Osa biiseistä hyviä, osa hieman raskasta kuunneltavaa. Tämä olisi ehkä vaatinut pari lisäkuuntelua paremmalla keskittymisellä.

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Erg invloedrijke muzikant maar niet lekker luisterbaar

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i'm sure she's a perfectly lovely human being, but dear lord do i hate kate bush's music. i've just never ever liked it, and this album in particular was just hard to get through.

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Not the best and just not for me.

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I appreciate her artistry but wasn't a big fan of her music

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I loved "Hounds of Love", but I couldn't get into "The Dreaming". It's one of those albums that confuses being experimental with being good, and I just could not enjoy it at all.

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I know the vocals are meant to give you a shake, but I just can’t enjoy them. Some good parts

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While this album was enjoyed more than yesterdays, this is another non starter for me. I thought I knew who Kate Bush was but after this I'm not so sure. Did she take the wrong pill and she is stuck in the dream world? I'm not sure but I tried to get into this music and I couldn't. Something about the composition feeling jarring and the vocals being off. Not sure if she is from the UK but that would explain a lot.

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No me convence

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4/10. Some songs sounded alright, even rather interesting, others just sounded painful

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I don't know why she has two albums in this list but overall it's just 80 shlock. Not great

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Kakkosen ja kolmosen kappaleita. Pyöristelin aikani ylös- ja alaspäin. Annetaan lopulta 2.

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Vähän liian kokeellista mun makuun. Keskittyminen ei ehkä ollut ihan kunnossa arvostelijalla.

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Meh

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Kate Bush oikeastaan vain nimeltä tuttu. En todellakaan tiennyt, että tehnyt musiikkia jo 45v. EI ihan ominta musiikkia.

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Even going into this knowing that this is one of her least accessible and "out-there" albums, I couldn't find myself enjoying this. Some tracks were very difficult to get through, even as some were somewhat enjoyable.

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Admittedly, this is not what I was expecting from a Kate Bush album. I was expecting something dreary but instead I got what sounded like a 45-minute bad dream, I'm just not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. A bit too kooky for me overall, though. Best track: Leave It Open

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This list loves Kate Bush. I like Kate Bush.

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But weird

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Not my kind of thing. Bit too esoteric for my ears

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Mad that someone as talented as Kate bush could make a crock of shit like this.

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Not for my tastes

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Some of the music is okay, but not much. Can't stand her voice

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Too weird for me.

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I do like some Kate Bush tracks, but i didn't get on with this album unfortunately

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Odd

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This started as quite a fun album, much weirder than I had expected (in truth, I don't know any Kate Bush songs except Running up that hill and Wuthering Heights, which in retrospect are also actually pretty weird, so no idea where I got my expectations from). Not into Pull out the pin, Night of the Swallow, Houdini. Basically all the songs where she actually screams. No thanks. Actually the later songs of the album really reduced my enjoyment, eventually ending up at 2 stars.

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It's something different.. but not really for me I believe

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I think I like the idea of Kate Bush better than the actual music. It's all a bit over the top and got annoying in places

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Can’t really get into her voice but at least it was upbeat and fun to listen to

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Better than the last Kate Bush album, but not really for me. Loved how weird the last song was. Kate Bush seems to be telling stories in her songs that I'm just not really interested in. Don't particularly like her singing style either

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Meh, I tried to make the most of this and do some hovering and cruise in for an easy 3, but nar, I just don’t get Kate Bush. Quirky cat wailing.

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More interesting and respectable than it is good to be honest. I don't mind experimentation in music at all, but the results here are something of a mixed bag. Not terrible, but not something I'd really want to listen to over and over. I would consider giving it another try down the road. 5/10

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Kate Bush without the catchy numbers

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Não curti

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Gal is cray, and it's okay, but I think I'll only listen to this today 🤷‍♀️

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"Very weird. She's obviously trying to become less commercial” - Neil Tennant

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Did not love it, but it was something different 2/5

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2/5 not really of my liking

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not for me

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She has a great voice. But the songs are just not for me.

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Jeez most of these songs sound like a child's nursery rhyme's. No thanks

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Not my bag.

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Just no!!!

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I get the artist's prerogative, but still... For good or for bad (probably bad), my least favourite KB album. It's the one that saddled her with the 'away with the faeries' label. Which is an unfair distraction from her marvellous body of work, and has inspired a generation of lesser beings to (try to) emulate something they don't quite get.

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I like Kate Bush, but I hold this album responsible for Bjork. it's too weird, too tuneless, too "arty" for my tastes

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Britisk folk pop/rock, modigt, frembrusende, vokal

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Different from anything I've ever heard. Lack of instruments in my opinion, sounds like a lot of keyboards/piano and maybe synthesizers (and of course drums). Some songs sound kind of like modern day pop. Very experimental sound, many uses of he voice. No recognizable or memorable lyrics. Probably wouldn't listen to again. Album Rating: 4/10 , Highlights: Swallow of the Night, Pull the Pin.

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About equally entertaining as it was abrasive.

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Puh, gar nicht mal so gut, stellenweise geradezu unerträglich. Dieses Album will nie so richtig in die Gänge kommen und zieht sich wie Kaugummi. Und David Gilmour durfte…nur mitsingen. Es gibt offenbar Musiker, von denen ich gezielt 2-3 Songs gut finde, und Kate Bush ist offensichtlich eine davon. Ist eigentlich eine Platte von Phil Collins in dieser Liste? Ach, nein? Ich bin überrascht.

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Couldn't finish 2 songs. Not for me

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Wow, I just really hate this so much. It sounds like experimental music, I guess, and I just really hate it.

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She is the coolest! I really want to like her but she's too avant-garde for me I think!

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Definitely not a fan. This was a tough listen.

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Absolute garbage. 1/10. Horrible singing, trash songs.

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This album has a combination of some of my most hated musical aspects. The canned synths sound horrible, the vocals are shrill and confusingly distorted, her accent is disgusting, the tunes are annoying, and the maximalist production makes sure that everything I hate comes to the forefront. Borderline unlistenable and certainly headache-inducing. 2

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Very different sounding voice. She iPad a lot of skill. I was not a fan of the album. On the cover it was interesting because she looks like my niece.

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Love Kate normally but hated this.

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Different sound but didn’t like

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I thought this would be a good opportunity to understand the cult of Kate Bush. It was and I don't. Weird, scary and unenjoyable.

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Sorry Kate. Not for me.

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sucked back then and still does

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Trying everything until something sticks? Nothing did though

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Nothing like screeching carnival music!

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wtf is this 1/5

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Houdini and Get Out Of My House were listenable. Apart from that, utter rubbish. Another 1001 albums bomb. Maybe there aren't 1001 albums you should hear. Or, maybe some are here just to show us how bad music can be.

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naw..

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Genuinely hated it... Was annoyed almost the entire time.

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Borderline unlistenable. 1

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I hate her voice so much. The screeching made me want to puncture my eardrums. Otherwise I probably would have liked this at least a little. But yeah, my first one star, and I don't know if my eardrums will ever recover.

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I do not like Kate Bush.

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Can't listen to this shit

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NoT my vibe

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