Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

KATE BUSH / The Sensual World (1989)

The problem with creating a masterpiece early in your career is how to follow it up. Kate wisely waited some time (four years) before making the attempt.
The title of her sixth album isn't just referencing one track, it's relevant to the entire work. It has a passionate and sensual sound, filled with flowing melodies and an atmosphere that's dreamy but never wispy and ineffectual.
Its often overlooked, perhaps because of its lack of the typical Kate-esque experimentation, but it deserves recognition for giving her the chance to let her vocal soar with real heartfelt emotion. It's an impassioned, beautiful album.

Songs of Note: The Sensual World; This Woman’s Work

4½ steps out of the page out of 5

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