Like Thanksgiving in Your Ears …

On the New York Capital blog Gillian Reagan asked some friends to talk about their favourite comfort albums: “‘Comfort albums’ are the albums we find ourselves revisiting over and over again, either for a dose of nostalgia or to honor a seasonal tradition. Or they are simply personal classics—records that we must listen to at least once a year, particularly this time of year, for whatever reason”.

Rich Juzwiak, who writes about pop culture for the VH1 Blog, his personal site FourFour and elsewhere chose Hounds of Love: “It is ferociously creative in composition, with chord changes to make your head spin and an early embrace of sampling in a non-hip-hop context. Kate’s voice is an emotional wonder, often a confounding counterpoint to the lyrics they’re singing … The moments of beauty, like ‘And Dream of Sheep’ will be that way for eternity, while what hasn’t aged so well takes on new life as camp … Kate Bush isn’t for everyone, but I do think that if you think she isn’t for you, you at least owe it to yourself to try harder.”

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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