The Kick Inside (album) by Kate Bush

The Kick Inside
The Kick Inside by Kate Bush (1978)
Overall rank: 573rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 424 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (139th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (573rd)
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KATE BUSH ~ THE KICK INSIDE AND THE WHOLE STORY CASSETTE TAPES
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Kate Bush bestography

The Kick Inside is ranked 3rd 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 25,548.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 82 (72 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 79 (69 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 82 (77 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 424 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 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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85/100
From leniad 07/10/2019 17:03
85/100

Kate Bush making an awesome debit album, vocals on point, excellent musicians on this album such as Ian Bairnson and David Gilmour

Solid material
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From antaiospiano 11/08/2018 10:41
Some woman singing with an opera-ish, almost - in her most expressive bursts - witch-ish voice with a dense baroque pop production to back it up. People were certainly confused to hear this.
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80/100
From Ashmark 02/14/2018 23:51
Remarkable vocalist which is more than evident on this record. Moving!
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75/100
From quaflam 11/07/2016 20:11
Not sure what I was expecting, but to say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement.
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From 10/21/2016 11:41
It might be inferior compared to a lot of her subsequent work, but "The Kick Inside" is a great album that introduced the otherworldly Kate Bush to the Earth; I can only imagine what the people of 1978 thought of her.

Home of one of the best singles of all time "Wuthering Heights", that should be enough reason to have a listen to the full album, but also, this album really does have no weak tracks to pick on. It's a lovely, bonkers debut from a visionary icon just getting started in her career.
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80/100
From Rich150 07/28/2016 19:22
Picked up recently on vinyl and I'm very pleasantly surprised. Obviously I knew Wuthering Heights, which I lke very much but thought a whole album of similar may be too much - it really isn't.....great debut, and preferable to the only other KB album I own, Hounds of Love.
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85/100
From garycottier 05/29/2016 13:05
Kate Bush's debut album is an excellent collection of slightly quirky songs from one of music's most unique artists. There is a beautiful innocence to some tracks, especially on the lovely, the man with the child in his eyes. Other highlights include, them heavy people, saxophone song, and the absolutely magnificent, Wuthering heights, one of the greatest songs ever written and still, in my opinion, Bush's best ever song. The kick inside, is the start of a brilliant career that would continue to astound and amaze for decade's to come.
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70/100
From RoundTheBend 04/02/2016 23:40
Very cool, unique voice, but just not my style.
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From Pekka 03/28/2016 11:13
A album that is from onother space. And Kate has voice. A real kck to music when published, a fine start to a personal artist. I gave 95/100 to this album.
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90/100
From mandomikey 12/24/2015 01:08
Spellbinding storytelling from a pixie with a tight folk-rock accompaniment.
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