This is a truly great album and is without a doubt in my top five albums of all time. Each album that Kate has ever released has had touches of genius about them, even her most experimental works that haven't quite reached the heights of 'Hounds of Love'. This album is her masterpiece and is probably the finest album recorded by a female artist. I know that is a bold statement, but it is one that I firmly believe is true.
Commercial in places, experimental in others, this album works in every respect from the truly superb 'Running Up That Hill' to the concept pieces that make up the albums second side.
This is a great piece of work from an artist at the very peak of her powers.