Kate’s new album gets 10/10 from Louder Than War

A blockbusting 10/10 for 50 Words for Snow from Louder than War, a pop culture music website run by John Robb whose meme is “We are always looking for the new noise, the next buzz, we have no borders, no boundaries – all the musical skree of the 21st century is ours to celebrate”.

Kate Bush’s finest moment, a pinnacle in a career of pinnacles … This is pure genius and with an emotional range that makes most men look like grunting dogs with songs of anger, lust, pain and sorrow and er, that’s it. The emotions touched on in this album shape shift and slip away like the melting snow that are the backdrop to many of the songs, their subtle moods are described and flurry away … a stunning trip and a work of pure genius and perhaps the best of her career. Kate Bush was always going to be an artist that got better with age, not tied into the tedious teenage concept of pop she is a real artist who bears her soul and is not afraid to dig deep and take risks. This is a masterwork that takes no easy options and takes a real effort to explore.”

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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3 Responses to Kate’s new album gets 10/10 from Louder Than War

  1. Barbara says:

    By the way, the Dave channel ran the QI XL episode last night with the bit about the Yeti!

  2. giulio says:

    It sounds it’s going to be a wonderful album 🙂
    Not an easy-listening one, but a ”masterwork . . . to explore”.
    I think this perfectly exemplifies Kate Bush music.
    Once again . . . I’m counting the hours . . .

  3. karen says:

    Seriously the wait is killing me. Have not been this excited for years.

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