The Kick Inside (studio album) by Kate Bush

The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 541st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 540 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1978 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (129th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (541st)
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Kate Bush bestography

The Kick Inside is ranked 3rd 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 64 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,003.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 540 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 09/06/2022 17:14
Great record
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From 06/02/2022 21:51
Great debut for a great singer "Wuthering Heights" still sounds incredible to this day and the rest of the album is amazing too.
Although I'm not a big fan of Them Heavy People and Room For The Life, tracks like Moving, Saxophone Song and James And The Cold Gun are perfect.
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From 02/12/2022 12:30
Superb album, worth owning for 'Wuthering Heights'and 'The Man With the Child in His Eyes'.
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From 01/02/2022 12:16
I love Kate, this album is a masterpiece in skill, mood, and sonics. The stunning combination of singer-songwriting and prog is astonishing.
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From 07/31/2020 22:56
Every song is great. Really solid album, it maintains it's quality throughout the whole duration.
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From 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 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 02/14/2018 23:51
Remarkable vocalist which is more than evident on this record. Moving!
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From 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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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
4. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
5. Van Halen by Van Halen
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
8. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
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