Hounds Of Love (album) by Kate Bush

Hounds Of Love
Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 80th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,044 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1985 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (80th)
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Hounds Of Love is ranked as the best album by Kate Bush.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 9 hours ago
Fav. Tracks: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), Hounds Of Love.
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From 4 days ago
One of the greatest albums ever made. Breathtaking achievement. Has moved me for 35 years.
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From 04/19/2020 17:26
Highlights:

Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Hounds Of Love
Cloudbusting
The Big Sky
The Morning Fog
And Dream Of Sheep
Watching You Without Me
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From 12/27/2019 16:12
I'm still not sure whether or not, overall, I like Kate Bush. I've spent quite a lot of time listening to The Dreaming, and I don't hear much there that I love. But Hounds of Love is another story. It's one of those consistently great, inspired, timeless albums that transcends both its genre and the time period in which it was made. Since I moved to Montana, I've been especially taken with "The Big Sky," which captures through synths and airy, breathy vocals the vertigo feeling of standing under the biggest, most expansive sky on Earth.
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From 12/19/2019 00:21
First side is damn near perfect, and the second side is great and incredibly ambitious. I am still having a hard time enjoying some of it thoroughly. I find myself listening to the first 5 or 6 songs to death than stopping there. But I have realized Kate Bush is one of those artists that deserve and require multiple listens to fully appreciate their work, and get over some the weirdness. I'm sure my opinion of her work and this album will only get higher as I get older.
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From 08/21/2019 19:40
i think this is between 20-25 best albums of the 80s
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From 08/20/2019 19:28
Awesome.

Favorites: Cloudbusting, Hello Earth.
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From 12/22/2018 07:53
Kate at her best, and one of the best records of the 80s.
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From 12/16/2018 22:21
One of the best albums ever! Great production. Beautiful haunting melodies. Great voice. Kate rules!
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From 10/21/2018 01:31
A prog-pop masterpiece, there's nothing else to say really. Side A is full of incredible hits ("Cloudbusting" being my personal favourite) whereas side B unfolds like being fully immersed in a great piece of literature, the cycle titled "The Ninth Wave". An incredibly ambitious project, produced impeccably and imaginatively written by Kate herself, that paid off commercially and critically. The pinnacle of the 80s.
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