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Aerial Image
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Universal acclaim- based on 324 Ratings

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  • Summary: This double-disc set is the influential singer-songwriter's first album in a dozen years.

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Aerial
The dawn has come And the wine will run And the song must be sung And the flowers are melting In the sun I feel I want to be up on the roof I feel I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. Considering the length of her hiatus, this is a remarkable surprise.
  3. Aerial isn’t perfect, but it is magnificent.
  4. The songs don't always match the brouhaha surrounding their arrival, but there's no denying the exquisite craft on display.
  5. Even if Aerial doesn't set the world on fire, it's good to hear Kate Bush again, and to hear a record that sounds so organic and grounded.
  6. New Musical Express (NME)
    70
    'Aerial' has more than its share of static, but the highs are more than worth the lows. [12 Nov 2005, p.45]
  7. Too much of Aerial fades into a soft-focus background of soothing synthesizers, murmuring bass, and twittering birdsong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 201
  1. MichaelS
    Nov 12, 2005
    10
    A small masterpiece.
  2. BarbraL
    Nov 8, 2005
    10
    A Kate album for everyone beautiful, accessible and completely inspired. What a gift this is.
  3. 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 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! Expand
  4. dirkk
    Nov 22, 2005
    10
    Unlike almost all other artists, Kate Bush Is afforded a rare luxury . She is never expected to deliver upon past credentials or succumb to Unlike almost all other artists, Kate Bush Is afforded a rare luxury . She is never expected to deliver upon past credentials or succumb to retracing former genius to be considered successful or relevent. she is however expected to ........Move you. On this her 8th studio release and 12 years on, she delievers something so intangable, so original you have to question all that has taken up space in your ears for the past decade. Start to finish Ms Bush takes you places you haven't been, soars through dreamy landscapes and slays you with craft few possess.......Mesmerising Expand
  5. TimothyG
    Nov 8, 2005
    10
    Very few albums surprise me, this one did... Having only started listening to Kate about 4 years ago, it was cool to see a new album emerge Very few albums surprise me, this one did... Having only started listening to Kate about 4 years ago, it was cool to see a new album emerge abd hearing her voice with more modern day production.. Also, the thought that went into everything is staggering... even the artwork with double CD case where laundry turns to birds..... I'm glad I own this one... Expand
  6. RB
    Nov 17, 2005
    10
    astounding
  7. StephenC
    Jan 23, 2006
    0
    She is a mental case and is trying to make music. Why do people like it? The words in her songs are so shocking, "King of the mountain" which She is a mental case and is trying to make music. Why do people like it? The words in her songs are so shocking, "King of the mountain" which is apparently about Elvis (he's never been king of the mountain, he probably couldn't have walked to the local shop). Mybe you need to understand the complex lyrics, and quite simply I don't and I don't want to. So Bad. Expand

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