The Dreaming (album) by Kate Bush

The Dreaming
The Dreaming by Kate Bush (1982)
Overall rank: 336th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 543 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1982 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (44th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (336th)
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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 102 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,551.

Kate Bush album bestography « Higher ranked (102nd) This album (336th) Lower ranked (573rd) »
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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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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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81/100 (from 543 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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From Kurtco 06/08/2019 08:11

"The Dreaming", all Kate Bush fans know, is the Grail. An ambitious album, complex, sometimes difficult, completely out of step with the time (1982). Commercial failure, the record has nevertheless become a cult object with the years and all fans agree today to admit that it is the best album of her discography. This is the most rich and original album of Kate Bush: arrangements, texts, voices and moods are surprising and perfect. A record that becomes timeless. Only listening after another listening, can detect all its power of spell. I fell in love with this complex musical journey and it's for life. Kate Bush is simply my favorite female singer of all time.

10/10

Best track: "Suspended In Gaffa",
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95/100
From Reckoner55 03/07/2019 18:44
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
From antaiospiano 11/08/2018 10:51
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 06/21/2018 17:02
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
From emptysquares 06/01/2018 11:49
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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From niwavl 05/12/2018 11:06
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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90/100
From titansaurs28 04/23/2018 23:33
Experimental and filled great vocal performances, however not all of the attempts succeed.
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90/100
From DeusExMackia 03/20/2018 18:38
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
From Ashmark 02/14/2018 03:17
Astonishing vocal performance as always from Kate.
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65/100
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