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“The songs require patience—patience that absolutely pays off”: Harvard Crimson

3.5 stars from Rebecca J Mazur in The Harvard Crimson: “a uniquely remarkable album, with style, content, and structure at once fascinating and beautiful, yet strange and somewhat inaccessible … comprised almost entirely of abnormally long songs … best be … Continue reading

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Saying It With Snowflakes: Short interview in the Wall Street Journal

Short interview and album review by Jim Fusilli in the Wall Street Journal: “When you consider that Kate Bush has gone as long as a dozen years between albums, the appearance of “Director’s Cut” earlier this year and “50 Words … Continue reading

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“Sparse, beautiful and ultimately pure”: Consequence of Sound

4 1/2 stars from Siobhan Kane at Consequence of Sound (also featured on the Time Magazine website): “Using snow as a kind of landscape, it provides a sparse, beautiful, and ultimately pure backdrop for her creativity to soar … “Snowflake” … … Continue reading

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“Exquisite suite of piano-driven chamber pop”: Scotland on Sunday

Four stars from Colin Somerville in Scotland on Sunday: “TWENTY-ONE years ago Kate assured us that December would be magic again, and with her tenth album she delivers on that promise. It is an exquisite suite of piano-driven chamber pop, eclectic … Continue reading

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“An elegy for the human condition”: Boston Globe

James Reed in the Boston Globe: “Fitting for a work called “50 Words for Snow,’’ Kate Bush’s 10th album moves with the velocity and grace of a glacier. Built around piano, Bush’s supple voice, and the faintest wash of drums, … Continue reading

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“The vanishing world illuminated by a furnace-blast of life”: LA Times

3.5/4 from Margaret Wappler at the LA Times: “From up on that hill, perhaps wearing a capelet over a flowy Victorian gown, Kate Bush has been regarded as a spirit saint of fearless individuality by a generation of musicians … … Continue reading

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“It’s a beauty”: Independent on Sunday

Another five stars from Simon Price in the Independent (on Sunday): “to the relief of anyone who carries a torch for the reclusive genius, it’s a beauty. Formed of just seven songs, albeit ones of considerable length, its themes and tales … Continue reading

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“Nobody comes close to this extraordinary woman”: Sunday Times

CD of the week from Dan Cairns in the Sunday Times (behind the pay wall): “If Aerial raised eyebrows for addressing the unexpected possibilities and mental triggers contained in domestic routine, her new album proves no less befuddling and beguiling … Continue reading

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“A parallel universe of almost matchless beauty”: Detroit Free Press

Five stars from Martyn Bandike in the Detroit Free Press: “Kate Bush is in stunning, entrancing form on “50 Words for Snow … Over the course of seven expansively spacious, dreamlike compositions, Bush creates a parallel universe of almost matchless beauty. Her … Continue reading

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Observer: Kate Bush: the return of pop’s most resonant voice

An article from Tim Adams in today’s Observer, probably to make up for the fact they didn’t get an interview. Thankfully, though a mite disinformed, it is not the trad hatchet job brewed up for those circumstances: “The adjective that … Continue reading

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“Can be a frustrating listen”: Observer

3/5 from Kitty Empire at The Observer: “Like trudging through drifts, 50 Wordscan be a frustrating listen, where dour piano motifs have the edge over catharsis. It blows hot and cold, with Bush holding back rather than letting rip, a disappointing … Continue reading

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What to say about Maggie and Kate?

Tom Gatti film critic of The Times (behind the pay wall) has some fun this morning …. “What binds the former first ladies of politics and pop? This week Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher had its first screening and … Continue reading

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“Piano-driven, spare, and spooky”: Spin

7/10 from Jessica Hopper in Spin Magazine: “a languorous, self-produced vamp that might even qualify as
a “song cycle.” It’s about snow … piano-driven, spare, and spooky, with Bush drawing us into the deepest recesses of her voice; she’s breathy and … Continue reading

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“Flashes of brilliance but the odd treacherous icy patch”: Financial Times

Four stars from Ludovic Hunter-Tilsley in the Financial Times: “slow eddies of piano chords and gentle percussion … wintry piano, atmospheric orchestral arrangements and an intimate, torch-lit vocal from Bush, who, at 53, has acquired a warm huskiness to her … Continue reading

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Eamon Sweeney interviews Kate in Independent.ie

In the Irish Independent Kate speaks exclusively to Eamon Sweeney “about her 10th studio album, Stephen Fry, Elton John, Mná Na hÉireann and giving Ireland a big kiss”

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