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Sunday, March 3, 2013

KATE BUSH / Hounds of Love (1985)

If I was to compile a list of the 10 best albums of the 80s, Hounds of Love will be in the top 3; maybe even at number 1.
It's made up of two distinct halves.  Side A is 'Hounds of Love,' a collection of songs more suited to singles.  Side B is the conceptual suite 'The Ninth Wave,' one long piece split into 7 parts designed to be listened to in one sitting.  It’s a lot more experimental and darker in tone.  It’s Kate's masterpiece.  I won’t tell you what it’s about; part of the joy is in connecting the dots yourself.
Make sure and get the EMI reissue.  The bonus tracks are superb.

Songs of Note: CloudbustingAll of Side B

5 moments placed out of 5

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