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, bass, and guitar … It’s ostensibly a song cycle about snow, but it reaches beyond that to become an elegy for the human condition …. These songs lull you into a serene state of mind, so much so that the guests end up crashing the party. … Those cameos aren’t exactly intrusive, but they do weigh down an album that’s otherwise content to drift as gently as the snow in question.”