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 astonishing voice as powerful as ever, and just as impressive on piano — a lead instrument on much of the album — Bush carves out space for contemplation and reverie on songs having something to do with snow. But don’t think of this as some treacly, cliché-ridden concept album about sleigh bells ringing and Frosty the Snowman. It’s something way more profound than that.