Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Album Review: 50 Words for Snow by Kate Bush

Kate Bush is hard to nail down as an artist. In many ways she's an experimental artist and in 2011 around Christmas she released 50 Words for Snow. It is a collection of songs that are about snow in one way or another. From imagining herself as a snowflake falling from the sky seeking out her lover to the title track which is simply a list of 50 ways to describe snow. It's an unusual album and not sure it's really meant for anyone but her loyal fans and her.

This does not mean though that this is not a serious effort from Bush it is. She even gets Elton John to duet with her on a track. I don't think Kate Bush ever does anything half way and she definitely has gone all in on this album to create a very subdued and cold sounding album. It also features her prominently on the piano and we are reminded at what a good touch she has.

As I said I'm not sure I would start someone out on this album if I was introducing them to Kate Bush, but it is a solid album to add to her body of work.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

1 comment:

  1. It'd be interesting to know whether Kate Bush herself set out to do a full record of songs having to do with snow or if somebody close to her one day said, "You know, you've written quite a few interesting songs here that all have something to do with snow ..."