Hounds Of Love (studio album) by Kate Bush

Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 71st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,219 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1985 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (71st)
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85/100 (from 1,219 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.8/100, a mean average of 83.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 02/25/2022 18:30
This is just an incredible album, Kate Bush manages to meld so many different influences and sounds to create a truly wonderful album. The track 'Cloudbusting' is probably my favourite song of all time.
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From 11/03/2021 01:54
The first half is amazing, the second half falls a little flat.
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From 10/27/2021 18:49
The first three tracks could carry any album, but the rest isn't even bad, rather good even. A couple tracks near the end are difficult to get into, and for some the proper context is needed to be able to enjoy - which (let's be honest) means they're not so great tracks. "Under Ice" is a perfect example of this; it gets so much better when you hear that it's about her dreaming that she sees herself under the ice while she's skating on it completely alone, the pure horror. But without that knowledge it's a strange, but interesting track that sounds more like a piece of classical music than anything else, and is easily forgotten. So I'd say that it pays off to look into the story she's putting together in the second half, in the right context it nearly becomes a religious experience, but I'm generally against art that needs an explanation. The first half speaks for itself and is completely genius.
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From 10/18/2021 18:06
I love side A. Side B didn't appeal as much.
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From 09/23/2021 14:02
No he terminado el disco. No es para mi.
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From 06/23/2021 22:44
Side A is absurdly good, Side B might be too much for me to fully get but still mad props
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From 05/03/2021 05:37
This is one of thr best produced albums I've ever heard. Kate does an amazing job of building tension and joy. The second half which is a mini concept of being stranded and drowning, explores so many musical concepts in a short time. Big Sky is a personal favorite for the building of layers and pure fun in the music.
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From 03/24/2021 20:47
As inserções folks são magistrais! Grande obra!
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From 01/31/2021 16:38
As far as I can recall, I have listened to this album in its entirety exactly one time, somewhere in 2011-2012, immediately rejected it and never looked back. So, I thought it might be a good idea to give it a second try. Sound-wise it's all over the map (just check Jig of Life), there is something here for everyone. Overall, though, this was an album of two halves. First five tracks were kinda ok, but I can't say I managed to connect with them in any special way. On the other hand, And Dream of Sheep signifies the beginning of a great sequence of tracks, where lyrics and music combine to create some mesmerizing imagery.
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