Weekly Vinyl – Hounds of Love

3 Apr

Hounds of Love
Kate Bush
(1985)
SONY DSC
Is I listen to the first track of this album, “Running up that Hill. (Deal with God),” I sit and wonder to myself, why I do not listen to this album more?
I don’t have it digitally would be the simple answer – time to rip an album I guess.
What a fantastic album. Although it stirs nostalgic memories in my, the music is fresh. I’m sure if you played it to some younger people, dare I say millennials, which have not heard this music before, they would think that this is the next great thing.
The musical arrangements are done tastefully – there are no real grand musical passages that distract from the over-all ambiance of the record. The rhythms used in the songs are complex and invite one to move their body for the most part. Other songs are haunting and will stop the listener in their tracks. As a whole, Hounds of Love is as a solid of an album as there is. I’m not sure where, or if, it places on any list “best-album-of-all-time” but it should. It is that good.

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