Category Archives: 50 Words for Snow

“A complete delight”: Howl

Honor Clement-Hayes at Howl: “As one of Stephen’s 10 squillion Twitter followers, I felt like I’d got the inside scoop when he announced that he was recording with Kate Bush. I wasn’t, obviously. But I felt like I’d discovered an … Continue reading

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“Beautiful despite mischievously close to self-parody”: Cultural Dessert

Robun Simpson in his Cultural Dessert: “Those of us who grew up fascinated by Kate Bush’s voice would probably be happy to listen to her reading the telephone directory. We get close to this on her new album … a quiet, … Continue reading

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Mistraldespair stop motion film segment to premiere on Kate’s site tonight!

Kate is premièring the second of three film segments from her new album at 7.30pm GMT at her official site. This is the first time that Kate has directed a stop-motion film. The film is titled ‘Mistraldespair‘ and she writes about the people … Continue reading

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“Uncompromisingly original “: Irish Times

4 stars from Sinead Gleeson in the Irish Times: “hugely ambitious while sounding very interior. Poignant and reflective, it requires time and commitment: there are no radio-friendly centrepieces … the production is less crowded than previous work, giving the songs … Continue reading

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“Otherworldly and disarmingly, invitingly human”: Varsity

Another five stars from Rory Williamson at the Cambridge Varsity: “50 Words for Snow – the very idea is excessive, superfluous, even ridiculous, but this is precisely the kind of material from which only Kate Bush can create a masterpiece. … Continue reading

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A meeting point for rock and classical

Sinead Gleeson (a Dublin based journalist and broadcaster) who writes for the Irish Times considers how the barriers between diffrent types of music are crumbling: “Classical composition also provides a natural home for the tricky beast that is the concept … Continue reading

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“Haunting, jazz-based, Gregorian chamber poetry”: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Short capsule review from Jeff Spevak at the Democrat: “an uncompromising, influential artist. This haunting, jazz-based, Gregorian chamber poetry … lends breathtaking depth to provocative ideas …”

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Soldout Blog: “she has made one of the best albums of her career…it’s a triumph”

Novelist and poet Collin Kelley describes 50 Words For Snow as “perfection” in his review at Soldout Blog: “Among Angels” is an absolutely stunning piece of work and features Kate’s best vocal performance on the album. The new, husky-voiced Kate … Continue reading

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Does Kate Bush deserve the five-star critics? – Independent

Tom Sutcliffe at The Independent wonders if the music critics have been abdicating their duty and giving 50 Words a bye, merely because Kate is perceived to be a national treasure … “since I’d spent several days listening to the … Continue reading

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50 Words nominated for London Music Awards

According to the blurb, The London Awards for Art and Performance are “the country’s most expansive awards and recognises artists and performers across many art-forms. Each is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their art … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 6 Music interview with Lauren Laverne

This brilliant interview with Kate on sparkling form, can be heard on the BBC iPlayer at Lauren’s page here.

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“It really is that good”: HeavyVinyl

Keiron at HeavyVinyl is very wary of all the good reviews of 50 Words … but guess what: “I may have read more reviews of this than any musical opus released this year. It’s partly my own fault as I … Continue reading

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“Awful … ludicrous … Meatloaf”: BBC Radio 6 Roundtable

50 Words was comprehensively trashed on Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable on BBC Radio 6 this evening. Miranda Sawyer (as we already know) thought it was “awful”, Jamie Hince thought it “ludicrous”, and Elizabeth Morris confessed to being confused and  compared it … Continue reading

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Hear Mike Ragogna’s interview with Kate

Mike Ragogna’s interview with Kate, transcripts of which has turned up on a number of blogs, was transmitted today on Community Radio Station KRUU Fairfield and can be heard here (Thanks Louise).

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“Cannot discern what is so great about it”: Rock’s Backpages

Barney Hoskyns, the co-founder and editorial director of Rock’s Backpages: “As a staunch and loyal fan of Dame Katherine, I have to confess to some surprise at the plethora of 5-star reviews elicited by 50 TYPES OF SNOW. I’ve spent … Continue reading

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