Hounds Of Love (studio album) by Kate Bush

Hounds Of Love
Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 74th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,155 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 (74th)
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Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (Special Marbleized Ltd.Ed) 1985 Original LP. Sealed
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Kate Bush Hounds Of Love + Insert - EX vinyl LP album record UK KAB1 EMI 1985
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Kate Bush - Live Concert LIST - Hounds Of Love - 50 Words For Snow - Aerial
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Hounds Of Love is ranked as the best album by Kate Bush.

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85/100 (from 1,155 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 84.7/100, a mean average of 83.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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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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70/100
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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From 12/03/2020 15:22
I've adored this albums since I was a child, but as I've grown older I've started to appreciate different things about it. The way Kate blended all of these amazing elements (baroque pop, celtic folk music, cutting edge synths) whilst making the album so thrilling and emotionally effecting is superb.
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From 11/08/2020 17:13
I always hate to disparage highly regarded albums by groundbreaking women artists, but this is just not my thing.
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From 08/08/2020 20:42
Stunning in parts with brilliantly crafted tunes, side 2 unnerved my pal at times, but dream of sheep is just gorgeous
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From 08/01/2020 05:40
Mindblowing. This is a perfect album.
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From 07/26/2020 01:34
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From 06/06/2020 14:46
Excellent album from Kate Bush. Great beginning and great ending. However, I found the middle tracks (6-> 9) to be kind of boring.
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From 05/30/2020 01:19
Fav. Tracks: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), Hounds Of Love.
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Best Albums of 1985
1. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
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