Aerial (studio album) by Kate Bush

Aerial
Aerial by Kate Bush
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-11-02
Overall rank: 977th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 272 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2005 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (160th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (977th)
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Kate Bush bestography

Aerial is ranked 4th 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 81 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,334.

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77/100 (from 272 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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From 10/09/2019 19:20
best voice in the world.it just moves along so smoothly.and if you have the pleasure of a English summer day.sky of honey capturesit wonderfully.
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From 05/16/2019 17:33
Aerial is a bit too large and has dated production at times, but features some of the most sincere moment's in Kate Bush's career and a gorgeous ending.
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From 12/15/2018 09:55
Sunset, Nocturn and Aerial is definetly amongst her best performances. Brilliant!
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From 12/13/2018 17:29
The are songs enough here to count it as a classic in my record collection. Strangely enough a lot of boring stuff starting the album off. At the end it's exploading in beauty. Love it
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From 07/13/2017 10:07
I do not think that this album is overlong at all. I think that it takes a lot of brain and time and understanding before you really are rewarded and "get it". But this shouldn't be such a new thing for Bush fans. This album is very similar in it's composition to Hounds of Love. It just doesn't have those bombastic singles to accompany the first half, which is the weakest part to Aerial, imo. The second half, however, is also like The Ninth Wave. A concept suite of songs that flow together well and tell a story (in this case a day in the character's life and what she experiences). But I would stress to say that A Sky of Honey is better than The Ninth Wave. I would give this album a higher score, perhaps a 100 like Hounds of Love, but the first half is too forgettable to me. I'd rather just play 42 mins of A Sky of Honey and call it the album. Maybe KOTM with it.
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From 10/27/2016 12:45
I do agree with practically everyone else that it is overlong and therefore a bit overwhelming to tackle head-on, however I have to say that this is one of the legendary Kate Bush's finest works.

Side 1 manages to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary, such as the tracks "Mrs. Bartolozzi" & "Pi", whereas Side 2 ("A Sky Full of Honey") is simply lovely. All of it flows by so well, like ambient music, and reminds me of a sunrise over lush British moors.

It is a Kate Bush album which is reason alone to give it a listen, but I mean all of the album radiates such warmth and beauty; it's definitely something I'd recommend. Welcome back Kate Bush.
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75/100
From 07/09/2016 19:25
A bloated but fascinating album from Kate Bush. Yes, a single album version probably would have tightened up the record a bit, but you can't argue with the quality of most of it. Bush is still as enigmatic and inventive as ever and although it's far from her best work it's still an intriguing listen.
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From 03/15/2015 19:59
Esto es como la continuación natural de Hounds Of Love, 20 años después, quitando de ese intervalo The Sensual World y The Red Shoes, sonaría como algo lógico, pero ahora de manera menos oscura y más luminosa, pues se centra en la etapa en la que Kate Bush fue madre y se dedico a la crianza de su hijo Bertie. El primer disco es una colección de grandes canciones individuales, me encanta The King Of The Mountain, me parece una de sus grandes canciones, todo en ella es perfecto, incluso logra esa sensación ventosa de estar en la cima de las montañas, con unas extrañas referencias a Elvis Presley y The Citizen Kane y algunas guitarras que le dan un toque más rock. Bertie suena barroca con esos arreglos de instrumentación clásica, es de las canciones más lindas que he escuchado en mi vida. Mrs. Batolozzi es La Kate Bush clásica con su voz y piano y una extravagante letra acerca de unos pantalones y una falda revoloteando en una lavadora como metáfora sexual, podría sonar ridículo en el papel, pero en la voz e interpretación de Kate cobra el más profundo sentido. El segundo disco es para mí, como una versión de Pink Floyd en su etapa The Wall, pero como una oda a la alegría de vivir y disfrutar de los pequeños placeres de la vida, con toques de progresivo, jazz, flamenco y unos arreglos instrumentales que le dan el toque de belleza necesaria. Puedo asegurar sin temor a equivocarme que este es uno de los mejores discos de los años 00's, muchas personas deberían escuchar esto.
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80/100
From 11/17/2012 18:12
My favourite Kate Bush album after Hounds of Love and The Dreaming. Having not released an album in over 12 years, this is a beautiful set of songs. In the top 3 for 2005.
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From 04/13/2012 14:06
One of my favourite albums of all time, particularly the bird chorus composition which forms the 2nd cd disk. Kate always offers up something special to listen to.
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