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The Good, The Bad, and The Very, Very Cheesy.,
This review is from: Red Shoes (Audio CD)
A curate's egg of an album - good, in parts. This album contains trademark Kate - the spooky, odd and compelling noisefest Big Stripey Lie; the heartfelt, string-laden ballads Top of The City and Moments of Pleasure; the alternately swooping and purring backing vocals of Song of Solomon. It also contains the atrocious Prince collaboration Why Should I Love You, the droning cheesefest You're The One, the boppy but sadly dated-sounding Constellation of the Heart and batches of lyrics which come across as clunky and ungainly from the such an eloquent and inspired wordsmith as Bush. It's not the worst album of all-time, for sure. But in Ms. Bush's ouvre it marks her least successful effort. Buy it for the good bits, hate it for the bad bits and wait for the new and long-awaited new album in October.