Aerial - Kate Bush
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 'Aerial' towers over the vast majority of even this year's embarrassment of riches.
  2. 100
    Kate Bush is the greatest living British artist in song and this is her masterpiece. [Dec 2005, p.96]
  3. It is filled with things only Kate Bush would do.
  4. Considering the length of her hiatus, this is a remarkable surprise.
  5. Aerial isn’t perfect, but it is magnificent.
  6. You could lose yourself for days here. [Dec 2005, p.142]
  7. Over two CDs the music expands towards novel-like richness.
  8. Like all ambitious double albums, [Aerial] is not without its flaws, but even Bush's moments of failure are much more interesting than those of her contemporaries.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 275 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 195
  1. TakisS
    Oct 19, 2009
    10
    A real experimental masterpiece! Only Kate can make songs like Aerial Prologue or Prelude in that Age. The album is the successor of Hounds of Love! A masterpiece! Full Review »
  2. AdanR
    Jan 13, 2006
    10
    I don't know how this woman does it...with an album that focuses on domestic life and urges the listening to concentrate on the small things in life (birdsong, the changing light of the day, domestic chores, the smile of a child), she has ended up creating a mind blowing album. Amazing. Listen with an open mind and be swept away... Full Review »
  3. MintyZ
    Nov 9, 2005
    10
    Most excellent. Makes every other purchase in the past two years seem frivolous by comparison. Oh, if only the other 99.9999% of artists had the vision to make a disc like this. . . . Full Review »