50 Words For Snow (studio album) by Kate Bush

50 Words For Snow
50 Words For Snow by Kate Bush
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-11-21
Overall rank: 1,528th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 257 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2011 (36th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (242nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,528th)
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Kate Bush bestography

50 Words For Snow is ranked 7th 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 75 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,905.

Kate Bush album bestography « Higher ranked (1,285th) This album (1,528th) Lower ranked (2,365th) »
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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 257 votes)
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From 03/03/2018 12:20
This album is like magic, a cold and haunting magic, espacially Lake Tahoe; a beautiful combination of piano and vocals
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From 12/31/2017 23:22
I loved her hits, but generally found Kate Bush a little too quirky. However, I love this album - even with Elton John singing.
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From 07/14/2017 02:06
I can understand the general complain about this album being unnecessarily long and very stretched out. And yes, I do agree, but I don't think that this album was meant to be picked apart so thoroughly. It is a beautiful album that captures what it is supposed to exceptionally well. It is a definite grower and takes a lot of getting used to, especially considering the rest of Kate's catalog. But I like to believe that this is a background-noise album. If you get deep into your music, this could throw you off. If you use your music as a filler for a noiseless day, then I believe this could work for you. Give it time. It might just work it's magic.
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From 11/16/2016 15:27
Beautiful album. Although the lengthy tracks may seem daunting, they all gently glide by; nothing here proves to be tedious in the slightest. It is a more delicate & mature record compared to Kate's work in the last century, but the lyrics are still filled with quirks & the expert knack for storytelling is still present that we're very much used to from her.
More focused and intimate than "Aerial", less dispensable than "Director's Cut". Perfect for the winter months.
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80/100
From 07/09/2016 20:01
A stunningly beautiful album. Perfect for winter. Kate's voice has got a bit deeper but her songwriting skills are still very much on show here. Lovely.
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From 05/31/2014 07:41
Very good but lost 5 points from me for having elton bloody John on it, completely destroys the song, which is probably weakest on the record anyways thankfully. Should of asked nick cave instead. Apart from that a bit of class.
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75/100
From 08/05/2013 17:45
It is a good album but I just wish there was more of just Kate singing by herself rather than with her son or Elton John.
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From 11/18/2012 06:30
Loved this album. "Wild Man" and "Snowflake"would be some picks of mine. Nice, snowy, piano sound.
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From 12/01/2011 12:21
easily the best album of 2011. Even PJ Harvey and Bon Iver cannot really compete. not to mention they are both Kate's descendants:-)
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From 11/17/2011 07:11
If You are a fan of Kate, this is the undoubtedly best album of 2011. If You are not, You will become one after listening carefully. Do not hurry with opinions, this piece will grow inside You after several tries. Then shall stay there forever. And, although hit is not her best, it is still a proof that December might be magic again.
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