The Dreaming is the fourth studio album by English art rock singer Kate Bush, released on 13 September 1982 by EMI Records. Recorded over two years, the album was produced entirely by Bush and is often characterised as her most uncommercial and experimental release. The Dreaming peaked at No. 3 on the UK album chart and has been certified Silver by the BPI, but initially sold less than its predecessors and was met with mixed critical reception. Five singles from the album were released, including the UK No. 11 "Sat in Your Lap" and the title track. The critical standing of the album has improved significantly in recent decades. A public poll conducted by NPR ranked The Dreaming as the 24th greatest album ever made by a female artist. Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 71 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s". It is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, the Mojo "Top 50 Eccentric Albums of All Time" list and The Word magazine's "Great Underrated Albums of Our Time" list. Musicians such as Björk and Big Boi have cited The Dreaming as one of their favourite albums.Wikipedia
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?
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?
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.
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
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
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
Still sounds like nothing I ever heard, combing pop sensibilities with theatrical, prog-esque song structures.
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.
well that was freakin weird. Couple decent songs though.
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.
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
There is good and bad from the 80s. This is the Good.
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.
Another easy five.
"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.
When I’ve introduced people to Kate Bush, I always start with Hounds of Love, The Sensual World, or The Whole Story. I’m don’t recall ever sharing The Dreaming with anyone. This is despite its status - right there with Radiohead’s OK Computer - as favorite album ever. Yet I have a lot of trepidation about The Dreaming appearing here. The Dreaming is an exceptional work that towers large in Kate Bush's formidable catalog. If her albums were torn from my collection this would be the one you’ll find me clinging to desperately to the end. The Dreaming is packed with incredible drama: The caper that goes wrong in “There Goes A Tenner.” The futility of trying to recapture a moment in "Suspended in Gaffa." The exploration of the Vietnam conflict from two very human perspectives in the devastating “Pull Out The Pin”. Colonial conflict between Aboriginal Australians and the British in the title track. A desperate plea to dissuade a lover from a fateful smuggling trip in “Night of the Swallow.” Houdini’s widow’s intense effort to reconnect with her dead lover. An epic domestic battle in “Get Out of My House.” This list still just scratches the surface… every song is a literal or figurative journey that after hundreds and hundreds of listens continue to move me. Every song has incredible lyrical power and takes big chances musically. Every song is one of my favorite songs. I started to read a few of the critical reactions to this on the wikipedia page and reviews on this site but didn’t get far. Usually I find others’ reactions very interesting and enjoy other perspectives, agree or disagree. I must admit I have little desire to view The Dreaming from any perspective other than my adoring own.
I think at this point I can say I fully stan Kate Bush. This record is good, lot of really whacky stuff
wtf. i kinda love it.
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.
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
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.
I’m sorry, 20 seconds into the first song, I couldn’t stop laughing. I have a good tolerance for nonsense, but seriously?
hey i have this in my musicbee library!!!!
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
Freakin' the best
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
lovely lovely lovely Kate Bush, she's like the UR/OG Bjork
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
I dreamed a dream and it was kinda great
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.
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
Love the unique sound. Also, the album has a good progression, so it doesn't get repetitive.
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.
You can definitely tell why Bjork expressed admiration for this album
I’m so glad I’ve listened to this many times before because my appreciation for it has only grown with each listen
Cant believe I haven’t heard this full album before! Amazing
Any album that ends with a choir personifying donkeys is fine by me. I had never heard this before, but I have defo heard its influence, it is still influencing albums to this day.
Wowwowwow. Complicated and strange in the best possible ways, this album maxes out the scale for originality. Unsettling, beautiful, and totally badass.
This was an awesome Kate Bush album. So interesting musically and lyrically.
This album is just cool. Kate Bush does all kinds of cool things with percussion, instrumentation, and her voice! Her songs each have cool stories. Cool cool cool.
I'm still with Hounds of Love for peak Kate, but is this truly her most experimental album? Yes.
Eclectic, unique, and worth a re-listening!
One of Kate Bush's more challenging albums. There aren't a lot of pop hooks to latch onto so dont go in expecting the sensual world or hounds of love. This is active listening material - not something to put on in the background. What may appear chaotic at first listen is a brilliantly orchestrated album of sharp, rhythmic layers of drums, piano, synths, guitars, and multiple vocal tracks. Kate Bush is one of the greatest vocalists of our time and this album deserves multiple listens.
One of my all time favorites 10/10
Kate Bush is weird. Having said that, I absolutely adore this album. Her songs are mini suites with lessons in contrast, layering, and idiosyncrasy. He unusual lyrics and placement of vocal lines border on baroque and she is a master of building and releasing tension. Her interesting use of typical new wave instrumentation leads to interesting sounds that remind of some contemporary artists such as St. Vincent. Overall, this album is a experimental pop masterpiece and even if her seminal ‘Hounds of Love’ is better developed, ‘The Dreaming’ is still a phenomenal album.
Wow this album is so original and unpredictable . It’s so weird and cool and It sounds way ahead of its time. She is a very expressive singer with a unique voice. The songwriting and arranging are great and there is some of the most beautiful fretless bass playing on this record.
Kate Bush is magical and on The Dreaming she opens up her magical dreamland for all of us to enter. The record is ambitious, theatrical and full of sound bites and untraditional production fitting for a highly untraditional artist. 'Sat In Your Lap' is an incredibly powerful opener, but like a well-written piece of fiction, Bush makes sure to include both intense stretches and parts more suitable for reflection on the record. Baroque instrumentation floods the album with vocal inspired equally by Shakespearean readings as by Chinese operas ('Suspended In Gaffa'). And what vocal Kate Bush has. Dramatic, theatrical and with an incredible range. The vocal production is as adventurous as Bush ('Leave It Open') - her hoarse intensity on 'Night of the Swallow' is beyond belief. And what a tune! The Dreaming is simply a power performance by one of the most iconic voices ever. And just in case anyone had any doubt, it's quite evident: without Kate Bush, no Björk
Absolutely incredible and still only the third best Kate Bush album
love love love
Night of the Swallow is one of my fav Kate Bush songs that lies in this album which is spectacular.
What a peculiar album. Really dig it 7.5/10 FT: Sat on your lap
I listened to this pretty recently so I thought I'd just rate it for now. :)
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
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!
Ons Kate kan er wat van!
Putain je connaissais pas quelle queen super original, un vrai produit d'artiste
Interesting. Will need a relisten.
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.
okay kate x
this music is kind of insane, love u Kate for that
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.
epic, mysterious, ambitious, dramatic and singular
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.
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
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).
Not immediate but worth the effort
Wtf. È una roba stranissima. Mi fa venire in mente Rocky horror picture show. Ganza, devo dire mi ha stranita e mi è piaciuto!
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.
An eccentric masterpiece
If I had hounds of love that would’ve been perfect timing… The album opens with sat in your lap, it’s a good song (especially love the drumming) but I’am a little sceptical of the vocals, especially on the pre chorus. There goes a tenner sounds like Kate reminding the listener that she’s a brit ( in a vocal sense) the thing is I like it but only because it’s so quirky. Again pull out the pin satisfies in an experimental must listen way and it is cool but is it a song that screams return? Suspended in gaffa feels a little “ janky” but the experimentation is always appreciated. Even if those backing vocals should’ve never been recorded. Side one ends with leave it open, those warped vocals is probably my favourite thing she’s done so far in the album actually I greatly appreciate this whole song in comparison to the awkward this album is, don’t get me wrong the song is an odd mess but a well made odd mess. It’s really hard to understand the vocals on side two’s opener the dreaming the admiration is high and actually I really enjoyed this one! Night of the swallow is the most normal song off the whole album, fine the vocals are a little odd but nothing like the rest of the album; it’s a dramatic piano song, really cool. I really don’t get it, all the love sounds odd yeah but more single like than literally any of the singles, I love the when the song just briefly dies for all of the quiet sections and when the piano comes in at the chorus wow. Even the penultimate track Houdini sounds more normal than the singles, like fine the screaming is a little wired but the rest of it has certainly got a higher chance of selling than a song like there goes a tenner. Anyway Houdini is a great piano song. The album ends with a song called get out of my house now this is more the strange warped Kate bush that I ( mostly) “missed” for the past 3 songs but the application is good I guess and it serves as a passable closer. I mean this wasn’t what I was expecting more of an experience than an album, a fun one but not one that I want to relieve for at least another year. But by sheer experimentation alone it deserves a 4.
καλη experimental rock/pop Μουσικη
Happy to listen to more of Kate Bush! Recognized more songs of her’s than I realized!
This starts out like 'Kate Bush does Oingo Boingo', spotlights some nice folky instrumentation (but not before an ill-advised Mockney accent) and moves into a synth cut featuring the Windows 95 error sound. A mess, but an intriguing one, where uilliean pipes butt up against some quasi-Mick Karn fretless bass. One has to admire the questing artistry and willingness to experiment with such a broad sonic palette, even if the results can be a tad obtuse.
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Sat in your lap
this was weird but in a great way.
Lots of interesting ideas. Not all of them resonated with me, but you can tell this was put together with a lot of thought. Not the kind of thing I’ll relisten to, but glad I heard it
Took me a few tracks to get into it, then enjoyed the eeriness of it all. 3.5
Went into this expecting to hate it, actually enjoyed a lot of it, impressed that KB produced this all herself. Really weird and wonderful album glad it was on the list.
Good album, really enjoyed Pull the Pin and some of the other tracks on the record
I love Kate Bush. This album is more experimental, and makes for a unique listening experience. I enjoyed it a lot, and I respect Kate Bush'es willingless to pursue what SHE wants to do with her music. Very important album to a lot of future creative female musicians (eg Bjork).
This is a stunning albums in many ways. The musicianship, the first tentative sounds of the Fairlight CMI in popular songs. An eclectic album and well worth a listen.
10 out of 10 for weirdness. I am always amazed when an artist puts out something like this. Its a ton of drama.
So weird and so interesting. I always appreciate records like this, it’s so wild and unpredictable and keeps you engaged the whole time. The songwriting/production and vocals are strange and unique. Not sure I’ll be listening to this again anytime soon but this was by far one of the most unique and intricate albums on this list so far.
Listening to The Dreaming is very much like experiencing a play. Bush is extremely theatrical in both her songwriting and production incorporating sounds effects as easy as if it was just another breath. Her vocal performance is, of course, beyond belief and ranges from impressive dephts to full on screams and something almost resembling avante garde metal on "Houdini". The instrumentation, relying on an array of experimentation with the list including didgeridoo, bouzoki and uilleann pipes and a sound ranging from baroque to avante garde and Irish folk music. This is such a bizarre piece of work. Brutal as on "Get Out of My House" yet wonderfully beautiful as on "Night of the Swallow". But under the careful command of Kate Bush everything works and comes together. Also - is it any wonder TIDAL went straight into Björk after this?
Gotta love the sheer madness of this album. Just completely beautifully bonkers. Brave stuff.
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.
Interesting. Innovative. Not sure how I feel about it?
Weird, experimental, kinda neat. I think it works. Wouldn't listen to it for enjoyment but it's kinda sick
Kinda weird overall?
Definitely not Kate Bush's best album. Incredibly wacky but I liked it...
The weird lady
Pop diferente y curioso.
Nicht uninteressant, trifft mich aber nicht #listenagain
Pausado. Suave. Buena voz
A bit nuts
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!
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.
Not an easy listen.
Heel experimentele muziek, maar fantastische zangeres. Niet 100% m'n ding
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.
Love Kate Bush! Way ahead of her time.
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.
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.
Hadn’t listened to much Kate Bush other than singles - quite enjoyed, especially her cockney voice.
FIrst time listening to her, great album
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
Weirdly like this. Feels like a cross between a load of other artists, but I guess Kate did some of this stuff first.
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.
"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.
Not her best outing!
Some good stuff.
Maaaaare i Kateeee, di su da izbace dobar album? Kate je blizu s ovim tho!
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
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
Just not my cup of tea. She has an excellent voice but the musical arrangements were not to my liking.
Kinda weird, but interesting.
I am a fan of later period Kate Bush, but this one sounds too much like a drama school project for me.
Pop progresivo. Ni fu ni fa.
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"
Good singer, not the type Id like
Strange stuff. Interesting!
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.
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?
experimental for sure
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.
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.
I'm not sure how to rate this. I think it deserves more listens, but it's hard to get into.
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
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.
I love Kate Bush, didn't love this album tho, probably needs another listen
Se pueden escuchar decenas de futuros discos en este de Kate Bush. Se entiende la influencia y dentro de lo poco o nada que sé del Art-Pop, éste me parece bastante bueno.
Very weird. She’s got a great scream. Didn’t care for the donkey noises in the last track.
Absolutely mad crazy music. Some that I knew pretty well already. Definitely need to listen again and on headphones. It’s Kate Bush, so automatically gets 3* fir her voice and general individual auteurship. Might upgrade to 4, but I don’t think it’s better than Hounds of Love, which I think was her next LP.
Very eccentric, emotional, and dreamy, great production but second half isn’t as strong as the first. Still better than Elvis Costello.
I've always loved Kate Bush's voice but her music seems so inaccessible to most people. Call it uncompromising, I guess, as she was in her own world and did whatever the hell she felt like doing, but much of this album sounds like a fun house acid trip, at least to me.
It was nice to have a bit of Kate. I listened to this with my daughter who I think was puzzled by some of the screaming and shouting. I appreciate Kate's eccentricity and eclecticism but I'd say her earlier albums are better.
I think Kate Bush is OK. This was some of her less successful work though. I try not to get defensive when people compare her to Tori Amos, but it is just so hard not to. KB did some stuff first, but TA works on so many more levels.
Warbly madness but the Queen of eccentricity. Yeah is alright makes me wanna put on shoulder pads and a headband.
It's great that Kate Bush tries to be different and quirky. The music sounds very theatrical (it often feels like a musical or a Broadway production). But if I'm brutally honest l, not sure I actually enjoyed it. Maybe I just need to give it a few more listens.
I can’t believe we had to do ANOTHER Kate Bush album it was FINE
never heard this one - not my fav from KB but has some good songs 3.5 stars (3)
Very strange and experimental. Lots of layers and sounded pretty busy. Should probably give more time listening. Standout was "Houdini".
theatrical but not quite pleasant of a listen. kind of like watching a burlesque show from inside a telephone booth
Kate Bush isn't my bag, but I'm aware of how much she's influenced and know this album is cited a lot. 3.5/5.
better than hounds of love but not that good
It treads a fine line between unusually interesting and weird for the sake of weird. But it's mostly an enjoyable listen, it's the sort of album that would probably need more than one listen.
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)
Weird and borderline unlistenable, but at least some of the lyrics are thoughtful. Best track: Houdini
I’m not sure if I like her or not.
Extra star for "Get Out of My House," a great way to end an album I otherwise don't really care for.
Vähän liian taiteellista menoa mun makuun. Osa biiseistä hyviä, osa hieman raskasta kuunneltavaa. Tämä olisi ehkä vaatinut pari lisäkuuntelua paremmalla keskittymisellä.
Erg invloedrijke muzikant maar niet lekker luisterbaar
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.
Not the best and just not for me.
I appreciate her artistry but wasn't a big fan of her music
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.
I know the vocals are meant to give you a shake, but I just can’t enjoy them. Some good parts
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.
No me convence
4/10. Some songs sounded alright, even rather interesting, others just sounded painful
I don't know why she has two albums in this list but overall it's just 80 shlock. Not great
Kakkosen ja kolmosen kappaleita. Pyöristelin aikani ylös- ja alaspäin. Annetaan lopulta 2.
Vähän liian kokeellista mun makuun. Keskittyminen ei ehkä ollut ihan kunnossa arvostelijalla.
Kate Bush oikeastaan vain nimeltä tuttu. En todellakaan tiennyt, että tehnyt musiikkia jo 45v. EI ihan ominta musiikkia.
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.
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
This list loves Kate Bush. I like Kate Bush.
Not my kind of thing. Bit too esoteric for my ears
Mad that someone as talented as Kate bush could make a crock of shit like this.
Not for my tastes
Some of the music is okay, but not much. Can't stand her voice
Too weird for me.
I do like some Kate Bush tracks, but i didn't get on with this album unfortunately
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.
It's something different.. but not really for me I believe
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
Can’t really get into her voice but at least it was upbeat and fun to listen to
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
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.
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
Kate Bush without the catchy numbers
Gal is cray, and it's okay, but I think I'll only listen to this today 🤷♀️
"Very weird. She's obviously trying to become less commercial” - Neil Tennant
Did not love it, but it was something different 2/5
2/5 not really of my liking
not for me