Kate Bush is a flippin’ genius, but even though I teenaged through her peak period of output it’s only in the last few years she became one of my obsessions. Seen by most as her magnum opus (although for me 2005’s Aerial also vies strongly for that position) Hounds of Love contains her biggest singles of the 80’s. It’s B-side features the Ninth Wave, a suite of songs relaying the story of a woman swept overboard during a storm at sea. Her initial acceptance of death quickly reverts to a struggle to survive until her eventual rescue. This is why Kate is a genius. She is a storyteller and you “feel” her music. It gets into your head and stirs emotion within her vivid soundscape. Kate performed the whole Ninth Wave live in 2014 which brought her vision fantastically to life. A 5.1 mix of this album would be fantastic!
Standout Track: Simply can’t choose and i’m not going to!