Kate Bush
Hounds of Love


4.5
superb

Review

by Beachcoma USER (9 Reviews)
February 6th, 2012 | 18 replies | 2,089 views


Release Date: 1985 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Kate Bush's most mature and recognizable release to date.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

I’ve always given Kate Bush credit for what she has accomplished over the years. She’s written a staggering 10 studio albums, and explored numerous of genres within those releases. Her genres have ranged from Art Rock to Baroque styled Pop to straight up Alternative. She’s definitely a creative person when it comes to experimentation and has rarely been coded as a person to disappoint. Alongside with ‘Hounds of Love’, the album in no shape or form disappoints. I would consider it Kate Bush’s most mature and finest release to date.

Her music is simply magnificent. They range from quick poppy tunes, to carefully arranged, meaningful yet highly depressing ones. I would deem her music as accessible, with hardly any rough spots. With most of her writings done nothing but her amazing voice, a vibrant piano, and a wide variety of strings it would definitely entail that you probably won’t find anything too unobtainable. ‘Hounds of Love’ is yet another Kate Bush album that can appeal to anyone.

The main reason why Hounds of Love is so incredible is the songwriting created by Kate Bush, and the overall instrumentation/lyricism. Together, they are a perfect match, and are easily visible. Kate Bush really knows something about making lyrics that are both meaningful and lovely. They are the type that pierce your skin, and leave you feeling penetrated. Let’s not forget her amazing musicianship, which is robust in ‘Hounds of Love’. All the instruments create brilliant sheets of atmosphere, and are all just simply enjoyable to listen to.

Her strongest tracks on Hounds of Love range from ‘Cloudbusting’, a beautiful song driven by a Violin string arrangement with the addition of Bush’s highly emotional vocals, ‘The Big Sky’, a more fun and rather uplifting tune, ‘Jig of Life’, which is highly Folk influenced, added onto ridiculous string and woodwind instrumentation, and ‘Hello Earth’, a 6 minute emotional draining epic.

In regards, ‘Hounds of Love’ is most certainly one of Kate Bush’s most brilliant. There are no flaws, or awkward moments that need urgent help whatsoever. Kate Bush is definitely an artist that seriously knows what she is doing musically, lyrically, and instrumentally. With those three combined, they have circled the album in its entirety. Don’t miss out on ‘Hounds of Love’, because it’s a definite essential.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Beachcoma
February 5th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm aware this review is wicked short. All hope is gone with me trying to write a semi-long review. I
just can't do it. Anyways, this album is yeah, amazing.

Ire
February 5th 2012



41453 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

still working on my review for this : /

Beachcoma
February 5th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dang, this took me like 5 minutes to write haha.

Btw, I don't review for neg's or pos's as much as I do for, well, talking about the album in general.
Even if the review or anything else is utter crap.

DarthMann
February 5th 2012



13467 Comments


not a 5

fsharptrit0ne
February 5th 2012



4628 Comments


this is gonna be on the popular albums soon

Beachcoma
February 5th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Darthman, then why did you 5/5 it AND write a 5/5 review ??

DarthMann
February 5th 2012



13467 Comments


saying the review isnt a 5/5

good review ofc but needs to be 5

Beachcoma
February 5th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ohhhhhhh, nevermind.

Ehh, maybe after like 5 more listens i'll 5 it.

DarthMann
February 5th 2012



13467 Comments


good decisison

Beachcoma
February 5th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Well I ignored the fact Kate Bush was getting so much praise lately, so I decided to check out her
stuff (Hounds of Love in particular), and I've fallen in love with it.

porch
February 5th 2012



8390 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i don't think you know what ignore means

wabbit
February 5th 2012



6742 Comments


...I still don't have this, sorry Ire.

Parallels
February 5th 2012



6640 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I want 3 more reviews before tomorrow morning

go

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2012



16125 Comments


Look's like Raven's working overtime.

DarthMann
February 6th 2012



13467 Comments


if youre gonna review this album make it a 5 damn

Titan50
February 6th 2012



4588 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

No mention of Running Up That Hill in the review, wot r u doin

Killerhit
February 6th 2012



4455 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Look's like Raven's working overtime."

24/7, buddy.

KILL
February 6th 2012



67023 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i am falliiiiing

like a stone

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