The Dreaming (studio album) by Kate Bush

The Dreaming by Kate Bush
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 266th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 746 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1982 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (34th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (266th)
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Kate Bush bestography

The Dreaming is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by Kate Bush on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kate Bush is Hounds Of Love which is ranked number 58 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,442.

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The Dreaming track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 746 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 81.3/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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90/100
From 11/20/2023 22:26
I get why this album could be a hard listen for many, but I just listened to it for the first time and I loved it. What a magnificent experience.
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95/100
From 08/05/2023 20:05
A challenging album, that rewards the listener for coming back and letting it into your brain. Feel it is finally getting the recognition that has long been overdue. Don't be impulsive and dismiss it first time.
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95/100
From 06/25/2023 19:39
Kate Bush's first out-and-out masterpiece, and a fantastic bridge to the first part of her career to the next. A haunting, propulsive, all-consuming art pop opus whose intense atmosphere and catchiness meet a near-perfect balance.
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60/100
From 02/19/2023 15:00
There is some decent stuff on here but it is just so inconsistent and nothing really blows me away when I listen to it. I do think Sat In Your Lap and Suspended In Gaffa are fantastic songs and deserve all the praise that they get but the rest of the record feels skippable for me. It can feel over exaggerative at times and almost too theatrical and dramatic. Overall, I might just not be a fan of this style of music as this record doesn't do anything for me and I find it quite disinteresting.
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70/100
From 01/01/2023 21:51
Way too frito.
The exaggeration actually ruins the final product.
Sounds like a musical about bad trippin’.
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90/100
From 10/02/2022 10:11
This is as crazy and chaotic as it is beautiful. I rarely maintain as engaged in music through whole album as I was while first listen to this record. Risks that are taken here mostly pay off. I don't like vocal effects on Leave It Open, they're ruining otherwise great song for me. My favorites are: Suspended In Gaffa and Night Of The Swallow with honorable mentions to Pull Out The Pin and The Dreaming.
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100/100
From 09/13/2022 06:17
I'm totally OK with the fact that this album got savaged by fans and critics... although it caused KB some grief...it resulted in the "I'll show them!" album of all time.
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From 09/07/2022 01:16
Great record
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From 07/17/2022 06:55
Kate Bush is a genius, very good art rock herem it can take 2-3 hearings to process what is happening, 2nd best album from kate
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