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The Dreaming (album) by Kate Bush

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The Dreaming
The Dreaming by Kate Bush (1982)
Overall rank: 343rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 501 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1982 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (45th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (343rd)

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Kate Bush bestography

The Dreaming is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Kate Bush on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kate Bush is Hounds Of Love which is ranked number 105 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,547.

Kate Bush album bestography « Higher ranked (105th) This album (343rd) Lower ranked (558th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush, Remain In Light by Talking Heads and Low by David Bowie.

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The Dreaming ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 501 votes)
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65/100
45 hours ago
66/100
 
85/100
03/18/2019 06:14
78/100
 
95/100
03/16/2019 02:29
76/100
 
70/100
03/14/2019 03:09
78/100
 
75/100
03/12/2019 18:25
69/100

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95/100
Surely, creativity is its own reward. But when it moves and startles us like "The Dreaming" does, it rises to another level - a place to be aspired to by all Creative Artists. Every song on this album has integrity and its own inner logic. Very happy to have found this, rather late. Thank you Kate!
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80/100
Written, produced and performed by Kate Bush. Impressive to say the least, but when you produce everything by yourself, please make sure that it doesn’t refrain you. It sounds a bit like it did on this album. The production is relatively sparse, and you might say that’s intentional and I would agree, but the reason for that decision certainly had something to do with the fact that she forced herself to do everything alone. A bit of collaboration never killed anyone.
Still, I love the album. It sounds like a departure from her previous sounds, she made the best of a self-imposed tough situation.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 9999
A bizarre album even for today's ears. Unstable, unpredictable but remarkably cohessive and fascinating nonetheless. Probably Bush's most forward-thinking and experimental record, and definitely one of her best.
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90/100
I will refrain from commenting on Rolf and his didgeridoo as that would only detract from a much overlooked and underrated album.
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100/100
From niwavl
i adore this album, imo kate bush's finest work, her melodies are out of this world. a work of genius.
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Rating:  
90/100
Experimental and filled great vocal performances, however not all of the attempts succeed.
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90/100
It took a few listens, but I've finally cracked it. The Dreaming is Bush at perhaps her most expressive and most volatile; it's a hard sell in my books, but you'd be hard pushed to find an experimental album quite as coherent or as majestic as this.

Frankly, words do not do it justice; so much could be written about each song that it's hard to know where to begin or end. All that can really be said is that it demands full attention and has to be experienced.

Breathtaking but also calming, grand yet also detailed, terrifying yet also outstandingly close to the heart. It's an album for all seasons, all feelings and truly spans the musical spectrum. This is Kate Bush, the queen of avant-garde, at a seminal peak.
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80/100
Astonishing vocal performance as always from Kate.
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65/100
Undecided about this one. Not terrible, but not exactly appealing throughout.
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Rating:  
80/100
Frequently startling and hugely inventive melodies. Suspended in Gaffa is such a great pop song. This album is a grower.
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