Wow, Kate Bush's first album of brand new material in six years and no one created a thread for it? Shame, shame, shame.
Anyway, been listening to the stream via NPR and really liking it. In fact, I think I prefer this record quite a bit more than Aerial
, which had its share of high points, but ultimately seemed kind of unfocused and lethargic.
I do agree with some critics that Elton John's vocals on Snowed In At Wheeler Street
are a letdown, but Stephen Fry was a great choice for the excellent title track.
This album probably won't make any new converts to the Bush cult and it definitely needs more time to really grow on me, but overall I think this is a great comeback record for KB after the mildly disappointing The Red Shoes
and Director's Cut
and one that I will eagerly snap up the CD of on its release date.
First Listen: Kate Bush, '50 Words For Snow'
"Here are 50 words for Kate Bush's new album, 50 Words for Snow:
Powdery fantasia. Contemplative. Winter matins. Playful. Opium reverie. Grounded. Ghost story. Sensual. Artistic recalibration. Unhurried. Drummer's holiday. Quiet. Ode to the white keys. Imaginative. Exploration of the lower register. Floating. Mother-son duet. Solitary. Snowed-in erotica. Collaborative. Joni Mitchell answer record. Inimitable. Supernatural space odyssey. What we'd expect from Kate Bush.